A Hot Springs woman has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle crash late Saturday night northeast of Hot Springs, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Deanna Elmquist, 50, died after being thrown from her 2020 Harley-Davidson Glide motorcycle after striking a deer and being thrown into another lane where she was then struck by a 2019 Honda Pilot.
The crash occurred at 10:58 p.m. about 12 miles north of Hot Springs on South Dakota State Highway 79.
Elmquist, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges are pending against Darryl Anderson of Gillette, Wyoming, 70, the driver of the Honda. He was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.