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Thursday Aug. 8 Sturgis Rally Tally





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, August 8, 2019

Contact: Tony Mangan 605-280-5648

 

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 to 6 a.m. Thursday August 8, 2019

 

Item

Sturgis

Rapid City District

District Total

Last Year to Date

DUI Arrests

89

26

115

95

Misd Drug Arrests

117

33

150

125

Felony Drug Arrests

63

18

81

46

Total Citations

540

335

875

657

Total Warnings

1743

851

2594

2453

Cash Seized

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$2,739.00

Vehicles Seized

3

0

3

4

  For Drug Poss.

3

0

3

4

  For Serial No.

0

0

0

0

Non-Injury Accidents

9

18

27

38

Injury Accidents

21

12

33

36

Fatal Accidents

1

0

1

4

# of Fatalities

1

0

1

4

 

Fatal Crashes:

 

UPDATE: Brandon Anderson, 29, of Norman, OK, has been identified as the person who died Monday in a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Rochford Road and Old Salt Road, 12 miles south of Lead: A motorcycle was southbound on North Rochford Road when the driver failed to negotiate a right curve. The motorcycle crossed the center line, slid into the ditch and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The driver was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at 3:03 p.m. Monday.

 

Injury Crashes:

 

At 7:08 a.m., Wednesday, on South Dakota Highway 40, mile marker 37, four miles east of Keystone: A 2005 Buick LeSabre was eastbound on Highway 40 when the driver tried to apply the brakes to slow down on a steep grade. The driver failed to negotiate the turn, crossed over the centerline, entered the ditch, went up an embankment and struck a boulder,  The 35-year-old male driver suffered minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

 

At 10:35 a.m., Wednesday, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 45, 16 miles east of Custer: A motorcycle was westbound when it left the roadway while leaving a curve. The motorcycle went into the ditch and eventually fell onto the male driver, 63. The driver was not wearing a helmet and suffered minor injuries.

 

At 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, Interstate 90, mile marker 17, three miles east of Spearfish: A motorcycle was eastbound when the motorcycle moved into the left lane and then into the median. The male driver, 39, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

At 5:02 p.m., Wednesday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 43, two miles east of Deadwood: A motorcycle was westbound when it drove off the road into the north ditch. The male driver, 62, suffered life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

At 2:05 a.m. Thursday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 51, two miles southwest of Sturgis: A Sturgis Police motorcycle crashed while involved in a pursuit with a private motorcycle. The driver of the police motorcycle lost control while taking a curve and went into the north ditch. The male driver, 54, was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

 

 

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