Yankton man killed in motorcycle crash near Beresford

A 66-year-old man died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash one mile south of Beresford.

According to the South Dakota Highway patrol, the motorcycle was being driven by Gene J. Eli of Yankton. He was southbound on I-29 when the cycle drifted off the left side of the highway and into the median. The motorcycle crashed, throwing the the driver. He was not wearing a helmet and sustained serious injuries.

Eli was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he died from his injuries.


May 15, 2024