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Third Fatality Recorded At Sturgis Rally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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


Third Fatality Recorded At Sturgis Rally



What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Norris Peak Road and Nemo Road

              Three miles north of Johnson Siding, S.D.

When:   5:18 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2019


Driver: Tony Weber, 67, Yuma, CO, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide


JOHNSON SIDING, S.D. – A Yuma, CO man has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 near Johnson Siding.


A 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide was northbound on Norris Peak Road when the driver lost control while approaching a bridge. The motorcycle eventually slid into a ditch and struck a barbed wire fence.


The driver, 67-year-old Tony Weber, was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital where he died Sunday, Aug. 11.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. It is the third fatality recorded during this year’s Sturgis Rally.


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.