Names released in Brookings County fatal crash
WHITE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A 29-year-old Minnesota man has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a motorcycle crash east of White, South Dakota.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety reports that a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle were traveling south on 486th Ave. The lead motorcycle lost control when traveling around a curve, and the second motorcycle rear-ended the lead motorcycle. Both motorcycles came to rest in the ditch.
The driver of the second motorcycle, 29-year-old Blake Edwin Olsen of Pipestone, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The 32-year-old male driver of the lead motorcycle, Taylor James Shellum of Trent, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Neither driver was wearing a helmet.
Alcohol use is under investigation.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
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