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Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 12, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648

 

Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: Nemo Road and Pine Drive

               15 miles west of Rapid City, S.D.

WHEN: 10:36 a.m., Thursday, July 8, 2021

 

Driver: Angela Vaira, 32, Sidney, MT, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Honda VT600 Motorcycle

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Sidney, MT woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a motorcycle crash west of Rapid City.

 

Preliminary information indicates that a 1996 Honda VT 600 motorcycle was eastbound when the driver lost control. The motorcycle went left, across the westbound lane and struck a guard rail.

 

Angela Vaira, the 32-year-old driver, was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a helmet.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.

 

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.