CUSTER, S.D. (Press Release) – A Hot Springs, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a truck-motorcycle crash south of Custer.
A 2008 Harley Davidson FLHTCU motorcycle and a 1989 Freightliner truck hauling gravel were both northbound on U.S. Highway 385. As the truck tried to pass the motorcycle, the motorcycle began a left-hand turn into an approach. The two vehicles collided.
Bradley Winter, 70, was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.
Thomas Breen of Custer, 64, was the truck driver. He was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
A charge is pending against the truck driver.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.