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Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck

Trucker tried to pass the bike on U.S. Highway 385 near Custer
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday when a semi-truck driver tried to pass him on U.S. Highway 385.
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday when a semi-truck driver tried to pass him on U.S. Highway 385.(Associated Press)
Published: Jul. 22, 2020 at 8:46 AM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday in a crash with a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 385, 10 miles south of Custer.

The rider’s name is withheld pending notification of his family.

The crash happened about 11:53 a.m. when a semi-truck driver tried to pass the motorcycle as the biker began a left-hand turn into an approach.

The 70-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene. The 64-year-old truck driver was not injured.

According to the south Dakota Highway Patrol, a charge is pending against the truck driver.

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