Watertown man identified as victim in fatal crash near Sturgis
Theodore Moe was thrown from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Kay Moe, 71, was also thrown and received serious non-life threatening injuries.
The passenger was wearing a helmet and the driver was not.
Charges are pending against the driver of the Dodge Ram, 52-year-old John Kulp of Nemo.
STURGIS, S.D. — A Friday afternoon motorcycle-vehicle crash south of Sturgis has left one person dead, and another seriously injured.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup was southbound on Vanocker Canyon Road when it moved to the northbound lane to pass a group of motorcycles, but ended up colliding with a northbound 2018 2018 Harley-Davidson FLHX motorcycle carrying two people.
Both occupants on the motorcycle were thrown from their vehicle. The 70-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 71-year-old female passenger received serious non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital.
The passenger on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet, but the driver was not.
The 52-year-old male driver of the pickup was not injured, and he was wearing a seatbelt.
The names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.