One dead as a result of a single vehicle motorcycle crash

A 66-year-old man died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash one mile south of Beresford, SD.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says around 5:42 pm the driver of a motorcycle was southbound on I-29 when for an unknown reason he drifted off the left side of the highway and into the median. The motorcycle crashed in the median, ejecting the driver. The driver wasn’t wearing a helmet and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he died from his injuries. Speed and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash and no other vehicles were involved.

The driver’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.