Motorcycle-vehicle crash near Sturgis leaves one dead, another seriously injured
STURGIS, S.D. – One person died and other person was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred west of Sturgis.
Names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Ford Transit Van, traveling northbound, attempted to cross U.S. Highway 14A from Bauer Road to Wildberger Road. It collided with a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle which was westbound on Highway 14A.
Both occupants of the motorcycle were thrown from the motorcycle. The 60-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 57-year-old female passenger received life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. Both were wearing helmets.
The 40-year-old male driver of the van was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.