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Meade County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

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


Meade County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 36

              Four miles southeast of Sturgis, S.D.

When:   11:53 a.m., Monday, Aug. 2, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 47, No Injuries

Passengers: Female, 38, No Injuries

                      Male, 8, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Chevrolet Traverse


Driver No. 2: Male, 74, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 68, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Boss Hoss Motorcycle


STURGIS, S.D. – A 74-year-old man has died as a results of injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Monday, Aug. 2, near Sturgis.


Names of the five people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse was westbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle made a lane change from the left lane to the right lane. The Chevrolet struck a westbound 2007 Boss Hoss motorcycle, which was in the right lane. The motorcycle rolled and came to rest in the ditch.


Both motorcycle occupants were thrown from the vehicle. The 74-year-old male driver died Friday, Aug. 6, in a Rapid City hospital. The 68-year-old female passenger sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants were wearing helmets.


The three occupants of the Chevrolet were not injured. All three were wearing seat belts. A charge is pending against the 47-year-old male driver.


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.





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.