Daily Rally Tally information through Tuesday 8/11

South Dakota News August 12, 2020

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Daily Rally Tally information through Tuesday 8/11

DUI Arrests: Sturgis 49 – Rapid City District 15 – Total 64 – Last year to-date: 72
Misd Drug Arrests: Sturgis 76 – Rapid City District 28 – Total 104 – Last year to-date: 104
Felony Drug Arrests: Sturgis 36 – Rapid City District 16 – Total 52 – Last year to-date: 54
Total Citations: Sturgis 410 – Rapid City District 185 – Total 595 – Last year to-date: 555
Total Warnings: Sturgis 972 – Rapid City District 437 – Total 1,409 – Last year to-date: 1,625
Non-Injury Crashes: Sturgis 8 – Rapid City District 14 – Total 22 – Last year to-date: 16
Injury Crashes: Sturgis 16 – Rapid City District 12 – Total 28 – Last year to-date: 18
Fatal Crashes: Sturgis 1 – Rapid City District 0 – Total 1 – Last year to-date: 1
Fatalities: Sturgis 2 – Rapid City District 0 – Total 2 – Last year to-date: 1

*Daily Rally Information compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 8, 2020 to 6 a.m. Tuesday August 11, 2020

Fatal Crashes: At 5:15 p.m., U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 49, three miles west of Sturgis: A 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the center line colliding with two eastbound motorcycles. The 22-year-old male driver of the westbound Harley Davidson was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital where he later was pronounced dead. The 55-year-old male driver of an eastbound 2014 Indian Motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The 60-year-old male driver of the third motorcycle, a 2005 Harley Davidson, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Helmets were not used.

Injury Crashes:
Note: This crash occurred on Sunday, Aug. 9: At 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 8, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 40, 15 miles southeast of Keystone: A 2012 Harley Davidson FLTRX motorcycle was westbound when the driver lost control on gravel. The 58-year-old male driver and 30-year-old female passenger both received minor injuries. They were not wearing helmets. No charges are pending.

At 6:42 a.m., Monday, U.S. Highway 85, mile marker 12, eight miles southwest of Lead: A 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix was westbound on U.S. Highway 85 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into the ditch and then into a creek. The 28-year-old female driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Charges are pending.

At 1:51 p.m., Monday, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 28, five miles east of Custer: A 2012 Harley Davidson Road Glide was eastbound on U.S. Highway 16A in Custer State Park when the driver lost control. The 42-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained minor injuries. No charges are pending.

At 1:15 p.m., Monday, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 29, six miles east of Custer: A 2003 Harley Davidson Heritage was eastbound on U.S. Highway 16A in Custer State Park when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went into the south ditch and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The 56-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered life-threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 3:20 p.m., Monday, North Rochford Road, 11 miles west of Lead: A 2020 Vanderhall Venice three-wheeled motorcycle was southbound when the driver lost control as he crested a hill. The motorcycle eventually went into a ditch. The 35-year-old male driver suffered life-threatening injuries while the 33-year-old female passenger sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. They were not wearing helmets. No charges are pending.

At 3:38 p.m., Monday, Wildlife Loop Road, 20 miles east of Custer: A 2020 Harley Davidson trike was northbound when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The trike went off the roadway and down an embankment. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The 49-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, received serious non-life threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 4:06 p.m., Monday, South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 113, four miles northeast of Sturgis: A 2020 Jeep Wrangler pulling a small trailer was northbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when the driver pulled into an approach to make a U-Turn. As the driver attempted to make the U-turn, the trailer overturned in the roadway. The driver of a southbound 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle applied his brakes to avoid hitting the trailer. The driver lost control and the motorcycle tipped over. The 34-year-old male driver of the Jeep, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured. Charges are pending against him. The 58-year-old male motorcycle driver, who was not wearing a helmet, received minor injuries.

At 4:40 p.m., Monday, Highway 87, mile marker 61, nine miles northeast of Custer: A 2018 Specially Constructed Custom motorcycle was northbound on South Dakota Highway 87 in Custer State Park when the driver lost control navigating a left-hand curve. The 27-year-old male driver and the 27-year-old female passenger both received minor injuries. The driver was not wearing a helmet. No charges are pending.

At 5:11 p.m., Monday, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 40, 25 miles southeast of Keystone: A 2015 Victory Cross Country motorcycle was southbound when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The 52-year-old male driver was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

At 7:55 p.m., Monday, South Dakota Highway 34, mile 37, two miles east of Sturgis: A 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle was parked on the shoulder of the road and pulled out on South Dakota Highway 34. It collided with a westbound 2013 Harley Davidson BTM. The two occupants of the 2009 motorcycle, 45-year-old male driver and the 52-year-old female passenger, received minor injuries. Charges are pending against the driver. The 55-year-old male driver of the second motorcycle was not injured while the 38-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries. Helmets were not used.

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