DEADWOOD, S.D. – A Texas man died in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 385 about five miles south of Deadwood on Saturday, July 12.
Vernon Joey Dawson, 50, of Spring, Tex., was riding north on a 2011 Harley Davidson. The motorcycle left the roadway on a curve and entered the east ditch. It struck a stand of trees. Dawson, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to a Rapid City hospital. He died from injuries received in the crash.
No further information is immediately available.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Lead-Deadwood Ambulance assisted.