Passenger on motorcycle dies in crash in Box Elder

July 15, 2018

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a passenger on a motorcycle was killed in a crash in Box Elder.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a woman driving the motorcycle lost control while attempting to turn onto Interstate 90. The vehicle entered the ditch and hit a barbed wire fence. Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle.

The passenger, a 62-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The patrol says it is considering charges against the driver.

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