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Woonsocket Woman Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Woonsocket Woman Dies In Motorcycle Crash

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A Woonsocket woman died in a motorcycle crash near Mitchell on South Dakota Highway 38 on Saturday evening.

22-year old Jordan Dawn Hanson was a passenger riding on a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven eastbound on South Dakota Highway 38 by 19-year old Sean Millard Baas of Alexandria. Baas was slowing the motorcycle down to make a right hand turn on to Riverside Road, but lost control and began to slide in front of a semi-truck driven by 62-year old David Lee Vanzee of Huron.

The semi-truck was northbound on Riverside Road and coming to a stop at the stop sign. Hanson was separated from the motorcycle and slid under the driver’s side front dual tires of the semi-trailer. Hanson sustained fatal injuries from the crash. Baas was also separated from the motorcycle and received serious but non-life threatening injuries. They were both wearing helmets. Vanzee was wearing a seat-belt and was not injured in the crash, which occurred just before 6:45 on Saturday evening.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. The Hanson County Sheriff’s Office, Alexandria Fire Department and Mitchell Police Department assisted.

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