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Thursday, Aug. 10 Sturgis Rally Tally





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Contact: Tony Mangan 605-280-5648

 

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Thursday Aug. 10, 2017

 

Item

Sturgis

Rapid City District

District Total

Last Year to Date

DUI Arrests

88

24

112

117

Misd Drug Arrests

82

31

113

125

Felony Drug Arrests

29

6

35

34

Total Citations

403

325

728

932

Total Warnings

1696

804

2500

3,341

Cash Seized

$0.00

$1,108.00

$1,108.00

$15,977.00

Vehicles Seized

6

1

7

8

  For Drug Poss.

6

1

7

0

  For Serial No.

0

0

0

0

Non-Injury Accidents

15

18

33

27

Injury Accidents

23

28

51

39

Fatal Accidents

3

2

5

2

# of Fatalities

3

2

5

2

 

Fatal Crashes:

 

On Sunday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 11:54 a.m., U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 117, five miles south of Lead, a male, 80, from Port Arthur, TX, was driving a motorcycle southbound when he failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle left the roadway and the driver put the motorcycle on its side. The driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. He was not wearing a helmet. The driver died Wednesday.

 

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 5:02 p.m., U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 62, Rapid City: A 2005 Crown Victoria was westbound on U.S. Highway 16 and preparing to turn onto Neck Yoke Road. The vehicle collided on U.S. Highway 16 with two eastbound motorcycles. The two riders were thrown from their motorcycles. The 50-year-old female motorcycle driver died of her injuries at a Rapid City hospital. The male motorcycle driver, 48, suffered life-threatening injuries. Both are Maryland. The female driver of the Crown Victoria, 22, from Pierre, sustained minor injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt. Two other passengers, both children, were not injured. The investigation continues.

 

On Thursday, Aug. 10, at 3:44 a.m., Interstate 90, two miles east of Kadoka: A 2005 Dodge Durango was westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled. The 37-year-old female passenger from Rapid City, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The 58-year-old male driver from Black Hawk suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the Philip Hospital. He was wearing a seatbelt. A three-year-old male from Rapid City, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured. The investigation continues.

 

Injury Crashes:

 

At 9:27 a.m., U.S. Highway 85, in Belle Fourche: A motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 85 when the driver activated his turn signal and slowed down. A southbound pickup rear-ended the motorcycle. The male motorcycle driver, 54-years-old from Laconia, NH, suffered minor injuries. He was not wearing a helmet. The female passenger, 50-years-old from Laconia, NH, was thrown from the motorcycle. She was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. The male pickup driver, 47-years-old from Nisland, was not injured.

 

At 10 a.m., South Dakota Highway 44, 30 miles east of Rapid City: Two motorcycles were eastbound on South Dakota Highway 44. One motorcycle rear-ended the other. The male driver of the first motorcycle, 54-years-old from Winter Haven, FL, was thrown from the motorcycle. He suffered minor injuries and was wearing a helmet. The male driver of the second motorcycle, 49-years-old from Wales, FL, was not injured. He was wearing a helmet.

 

At 12:52 p.m., Nemo Road, four miles east of U.S. Highway 385: A motorcycle was eastbound when it hit a bump and the driver lost control. The male driver suffered minor injuries. He is 39 and from South Minneapolis, MN . He was wearing a helmet.

 

At 3:30  p.m., Norris Peak Road, eight miles west of Rapid City: A motorcycle was northbound on Norris Road when the driver lost control and crossed the centerline. The motorcycle hit an eastbound motorcycle. The male driver of the first motorcycle, 67-years-old from Eureka, MO, received minor injuries. He was wearing a helmet.  A 65-year-old female from Sidney, NE was driving the second motorcycle. She was wearing a helmet and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.

 

At 3:46 p.m., U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 51, four miles south of Keystone: The motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 16A when the male driver lost control. He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. The driver, 44, is from Hoffman Estates, IL. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

At 4:55 p.m., U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 12, 12 miles east of Custer: A 62-year-old male was driving a motorcycle westbound on U.S. Highway 16 when he failed to negotiate a turn. The motorcycle went into the ditch and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The driver, from Buckhannon, WV, received serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

At 4:55 p.m., Interstate 90, mile marker 57, Rapid City: A Chevy Impala was eastbound when it slowed to merge into traffic. It was rear-ended by an eastbound motorcycle. The male driver of the motorcycle, 25, from Vancouver, British Columbia, was thrown from the motorcycle. He received minor injuries and was not wearing a helmet. The female driver of the vehicle, 76, and female passenger, 67, were not injured. Both are from Rapid City and both were wearing seatbelts.

 

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