Name Released in McCook County Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Union County, S.D.- A 55-year-old man died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash six miles north of Montrose, SD.

Preliminary crash information indicates Chad C. Bauer was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle and headed southbound on Valley Road. Having stopped at a stop sign, Bauer then accelerated quickly away and continued to accelerate, losing control going into a curve and entered the west ditch. The motorcycle rolled several times throwing Bauer off. He was not wearing a helmet and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


What:    Single vehicle fatal crash
Where:  Valley Road and 249th Street, six miles north of Montrose, SD
When:   12:55p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024

Driver 1: Chad Carter Bauer, 55-year-old male from Hartford, SD, fatal injuries
Vehicle 1: 2007 Harley Davidson
Helmet Use: No