A Minnesota woman died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection
of U.S. Highway 385 and West S.D. Highway 44 on Friday, Aug. 2.
Tiffany Lynn Nelson, 25, of North Mankato, was the passenger on a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Bradley Carl Olson, 31, of North Mankato. The motorcycle was northbound on Highway 385. A 2008 Toyota Tundra driven by Cory James Allen Nash, 22, of Ellsworth Air Force Base, attempted to turn south onto Highway 385 from West Highway 44. The Toyota pulled in front of the motorcycle, and the motorcycle struck the rear driver's side of the Toyota.
Olson and Nelson were thrown from the motorcycle. Nelson died at the scene. Olson received minor injuries. Both were wearing helmets.
Nash and a passenger in the Toyota, Cecilia Nash, 21, of Rapid City, were uninjured. Both were wearing seatbelts.
No further information is immediately available.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Pennington County Sheriff's Office and Rapid City Fire Department assisted.