Spearfish man dies from injuries sustained in June 7 motorcycle crash

SPEARFISH, S.D. (Press Release) – A Spearfish man has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on June 7, 2020 northeast of Spearfish.

Braden Erickson, 38, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLHX eastbound on St. Onge Road when he failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went into the ditch, The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle.

Mr. Erickson sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital. He died on Wednesday, July 1.

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.