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Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 29, 2021

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

 

Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Motorcycle-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 59

              Within the city limits of Rapid City, S.D.

When:   3 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021

 

Driver No. 1: Jeremy Nye, 31, Summerset, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Honda VT1300CX Motorcycle

 

Driver No. 2: Trafhenia Ingram, 39, Peculiar, MO, No Injuries

Passenger: Matthew Gilmore, 31, Kansas City, MO, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Volvo D13 Semi-truck and trailer

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Summerset, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred in Rapid City.

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2011 Honda VT1300 motorcycle was westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver failed to negotiate a left turn. The driver lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle onto the interstate. A westbound 2011 Volvo D13 semi-truck and trailer could not stop in time and struck the motorcycle driver.

 

Jeremy Nye, the 31-year-old motorcycle driver, was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two occupants of the semi-truck were not injured.

 

Both westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from mile marker 59 to mile marker 60 were closed for about five hours.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

 

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.