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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.




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.