PIERRE, S.D. — A 65-year-old man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer in Sully County.

The Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 3:40 a.m. Thursday on state Highway 1804, about 24 miles northeast of Pierre.

The man was declared dead at the scene. He wasn’t immediately identified. He was alone on the motorcycle.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.