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Wednesday, Aug. 8, Sturgis Rally Tally





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Contact: Tony Mangan 605-280-5648

 

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Wednesday August 8, 2018

 

Item

Sturgis

Rapid City District

District Total

Last Year to Date

DUI Arrests

52

21

73

94

Misd Drug Arrests

63

41

104

87

Felony Drug Arrests

27

11

38

22

Total Citations

271

263

534

601

Total Warnings

1123

811

1934

1,987

Cash Seized

$1,684.00

$1,055.00

$2,739.00

$1,108.00

Vehicles Seized

3

0

3

5

  For Drug Poss.

3

0

3

5

  For Serial No.

0

0

0

0

Non-Injury Accidents

15

18

33

29

Injury Accidents

18

15

33

41

Fatal Accidents

3

0

3

2

# of Fatalities

3

0

3

2

 

Fatal Crashes:

 

At 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sturgis Road (I-90 service road), mile marker 44,1 ½ miles west of Piedmont: A motorcycle was eastbound on Sturgis Road when the male driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went off the roadway, into the north ditch, hit a delineator pole and eventually rolled. The male driver, 63, was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead en route to the hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

Injury Crashes:

 

At 10:42 a.m. Tuesday, Intestate 90, mile marker 45, Piedmont: A motorcycle was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the back tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The male driver, 63, received minor injuries. The female passenger, no age listed, was not injured. Both were wearing helmets.

 

At 11:46 a.m. Tuesday, South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 69, five miles south of Rapid City: A 2003 Mazda Tribeca was northbound in the passing lane on South Dakota 79 when the driver oversteered, colliding with the trailer of a 2009 Red Freightliner Conventional semi truck. The female driver of the Tribeca, 28, received minor injuries while a juvenile female passenger was not injured. The 38-year-old male driver of the semi was not injured. Everyone was wearing seatbelts.

 

At 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nemo Road, four miles west of Nemo: A motorcycle was traveling northwest on Nemo Road when the male driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went off the roadway and down a steep hill. The male driver, 51, was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

 

At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 109, 13 miles south of Deadwood: The female passenger on a motorcycle fainted and fell off the moving motorcycle. The passenger, 27, received minor injuries. She was wearing a helmet. The male driver, 33, was not injured. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

At 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 55, two miles south of Keystone: A motorcycle was westbound when the motorcycle, while going around a curve, crossed the centerline and collided with two eastbound motorcycles. All three drivers were thrown from their motorcycles and all suffered minor injuries. None were wearing helmets.

 

At 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, South Dakota Highway 40, mile marker 43, eight miles west of Hermosa: A motorcycle was westbound on South Dakota Highway 40 when the female driver applied the brakes to avoid a motorcycle-deer collision that was in front of her, causing her motorcycle to slide. The female driver, 62, received minor injuries. She was not wearing a helmet.

 

At 3:52 p.m. Tuesday, South Dakota Highway 244, mile marker 32, 2½ miles west of Keystone: A motorcycle was eastbound when the male driver failed to negotiate a curve and hit the guard rail. The driver, 51, fell over the guard rail and 80 feet down a cliff. The driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

 

At 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 38, three miles north of Buffalo Gap: A motorcycle was northbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when the male driver, 46, failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle entered the median and tipped over. The driver suffered minor injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

 

At 8:14 p.m. Tuesday, South Dakota Highway 36, mile marker 36, 10 miles west of Hermosa: A motorcycle was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 36 when it collided with a deer that had entered the roadway. The male driver, 68, was thrown from the motorcycle when it went into the ditch. The driver, who was wearing a helmet, sustained minor injuries.

 

At 8:38 p.m. Tuesday, Sheridan Lake Road, eight miles southwest of Rapid City: A motorcycle was westbound when the driver failed to negotiate a turn, causing the motorcycle to roll.The male driver, 38, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

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