Name Released in Sully County Fatal Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – A Decatur, NE man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre.

Joel Penny, 65, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage northbound on South Dakota Highway 1804 when the motorcycle collided with a deer. Penny, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person involved.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office, the Sully County Sheriff’s Office, Onida Fire Department and Onida Ambulance.

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