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Name Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, July 3, 2019

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648

 

 Name Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Motorcycle-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 50 and Adkins Drive

              Within city limits of Yankton, S.D.

When:   2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019

 

Driver No. 1: Abigail Newman, 16, Yankton, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Honda Civic

 

Driver No. 2:  James Schirmacher, 55, Yankton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Harley Davidson FLHTI

 

YANKTON,  S.D. – A Yankton, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Yankton.

 

A 2013 Honda Civic was westbound on South Dakota Highway 50 and attempted to make a left-hand turn south onto Adkins Drive. The vehicle collided with a 2003 Harley Davidson FLHTI, which was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 50.

 

James Schirmacher, the 55-year-old male motorcycle driver, was not wearing a helmet suffered life-threatening injuries. He was transported first to the Yankton hospital and later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died Sunday.

 

Abigail Newman, 16, Yankton, was driving the Honda Civic. She was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Charges are pending.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

 

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

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Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.