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(S.D.)-Massachusetts Man Dies In Custer County Motorcycle Accident

By: Kevin Larsen Posted at: 08/06/2014 04:52 PM

CUSTER, S.D. – A Plymouth, Mass., man died in a motorcycle crash on S.D. Highway 87, two miles north of the U.S. Highway 385 intersection on Tuesday. 73 year old Gerald A. Ranous of Plymouth, was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson FLHTC 1 on S.D. Highway 87 near Pigtail Bridge. He failed to negotiate a turn, didn’t brake and then traveled ten feet up an embankment and rolled over once. Ranous was transported by air to a hospital in Rapid City where he died of injuries suffered in the crash. He was not wearing a helmet.
No further information is immediately available. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Wind Cave National Park Rangers assisted.


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