Lawton man suffers life threatening injuries in motorcycle accident

Lawton man suffers life threatening injuries in motorcycle accident

A Lawton, Iowa man suffered life threatening injuries this morning after a motorcycle accident on I-29 near Elk Point.

The accident happened just after 8:00 AM on I-29 NB at mm 15, 1/2 mile south of Elk Point.

South Dakota Highway Patrol says that Austin Aufrance, 25 , of Lawton was riding at 1999 Harley Davidson when he failed to negotiate a turn and the motorcycle was unable to stay upright.

Aufrance was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was transported to Mercy Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Authorities say he was not wearing a helmet.

Charges are pending.

SD Highway Patrol is investigating.


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