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Name Released In July 18 Miner County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Saturday, August 3, 2019

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


Name Released In July 18

Miner County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 34/South Dakota 25

              One mile west of Howard, S.D.

When:   5:58 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019


Driver No. 1: Keegan Werkmeister, 25, Canova, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Kawaski Vulcan


Driver No. 2:Joy McBride, Issaquah, WI, 16, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, 52, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry


HOWARD, S.D. – A 25-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a July 18, 2019 two-vehicle crash west of Howard.


A 1999 Kawaski Vulcan motorcycle was westbound on SD Highway 34 near the intersection of SD Highway 25. It was struck by a 2007 Toyota Camry that had turned left onto SD Highway 34.


Keegan Werkmeister of Canova was driving the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet. He suffered life-threatening injuries. He was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died on Friday, Aug. 2.


Both occupants of the Toyota Camry were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. Charges are pending against the driver, 16-year-old Joy McBride of Issaquah, WI.


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


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




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.