Pender, Neb. Man Killed in South Dakota Motorcycle Crash

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NEMO, S.D. - A Pender, Nebraska, man died in a car and motorcycle crash near Nemo, South Dakota Monday.

South Dakota State Patrol says Paul Thomsen, 48, of Pender, was riding a 2001 Yamaha Road Star XV 1600 south on Nemo Road near Pine Drive east of Nemo. His motorcycle met a 2007 Honda Civic driven by Steven Scott Busse, 57, of Rapid City, S.D., traveling north on Nemo Road.

The two vehicles side swiped each other on a curve and as a result, Thomsen lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

He sustained fatal injuries from the crash. Thomsen was not wearing a helmet.

Busse was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

No further information is immediately available.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Pennington County Sheriff's Office assisted.

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