Washington man identified in fatal motorcycle crash north of Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (Press Release) – A Pasco, Wash. man has been identified as the person who died late Friday night in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred north of Hot Springs.

A 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix was northbound on U.S. Highway 385 when it collided with a southbound 2016 Harley Davidson FLHXS motorcycle which was traveling in the northbound lane. Michael Rowland, the 37-year-old motorcycle driver, was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

Andrew Johnson of Hot Springs was the 29-year-old male driver of the Grand Prix. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital.

Three juvenile passengers in the Grand Prix each suffered minor injuries. All four vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts.

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.