August 10 Rally Tally: One fatal crash reported

Sturgis Rally 3STURGIS, S.D. — A fatal crash occurred Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on Highway 44 in Scenic.

A 2019 Harley-Davidson Trike, a 2018 Harley-Davidson Trike and a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle were eastbound when the 2019 trike stopped on the shoulder of the road and attempted a U-turn. The 2012 motorcycle collided with the trike and the 2018 trike then collided with the motorcycle.

The 66-year-old female passenger on the 2018 trike was pronounced dead at the scene while the 71-year-old male driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. Neither one was wearing a helmet.

The 62-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to a Rapid City hospital.

The 64-year-old male driver of the 2019 trike received minor injuries and was taken to a Rapid City hospital. He was not wearing a helmet. The 58-year-old female passenger was not injured and she was wearing a helmet.

This fatal crash puts the total number of fatal crashes for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at three, two more than the same time last year.

Additionally, six new injury crashes have been reported, putting the total number at 30, down six from 2021. Four non-injury crashes were also reported.

16 new DUI’s were reported, along with 21 misdemeanor drug arrests and 19 felony drug arrests.

An additional 167 citations and 617 warnings were issued.

A total of $0 has been seized compared to the $1,862 from last year. And no vehicles have been seized for 2022.

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