Around 10:00pm on Monday the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 258th St. just west of Ditch Rd. for an injury motorcycle accident. The motorcycle was traveling west bound on 258th St. when it struck a deer in the middle of the road. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries.
The driver of the motorcycle was 61 year oldJames Edward Hunnelof Crooks. He was not wearing a helmet and the accident investigation continues.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the Renner Fire Department, Rural Metro Ambulance, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Sanford' s Trauma 1 helicopter.