LEAD, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) – An Oklahoma man has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle crash west of Lead on Friday, June 26, 2020.
The biker is 42-year-old Thomas Deel. He died at the scene of the crash. Trella Deel, the 42-year-old female passenger, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Deadwood hospital. Both are from Del City, Okla.
Deel was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The motorcycle went into a ditch.