Summerset man identified in fatal motorcycle-semi crash in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Summerset, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a motorcycle-semi crash that occurred in Rapid City.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2011 Honda VT1300 motorcycle was westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver failed to negotiate a left turn. The driver lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle onto the interstate. A westbound 2011 Volvo D13 semi-truck and trailer could not stop in time and struck the motorcycle driver.
Jeremy Nye, the 31-year-old motorcycle driver, was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two occupants of the semi-truck were not injured.
Both westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from mile marker 59 to mile marker 60 were closed for about five hours.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.