SD Highway Patrol – Sturgis Rally Report – Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 – Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016

Fatal Crashes:

James Smith, 65, Concord, CA has been identified as the person who died in a one-motorcycle crash Monday afternoon. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 49, three miles south of Sturgis. Smith was driving a motorcycle southwest down Boulder Canyon when he failed to negotiate a turn. The motorcycle entered the ditch and struck several rocks. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 1:48 p.m., Tuesday, U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 42, east side of Hill City: One person died in a two-vehicle crash. A trike-style motorcycle rear-ended a pickup which had stopped for traffic. The motorcycle passenger, a 68-year-old female, was thrown from the motorcycle and later died as a result of her injuries. The motorcycle driver suffered minor injuries. Neither was wearing a helmet. The pickup driver was not injured.

Injury Related Crashes

At 9:06 a.m., U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 36, 13 miles east of Custer: Susan Burk, 65, Wheat Ridge, CO was westbound in Custer State Park when she lost control of her motorcycle. She fell off the bike and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. She was not wearing a helmet.

At 9:40 a.m., U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 20, five miles east of Belle Fourche: Patrick Stensby, 65, Minnewaukan, ND  was driving a motorcycle westbound when he lost control. He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

At 10:36 a.m., Interstate 90, mile marker 31, Sturgis city limits: Chad Alcombrack, 48, Tulalip, WA was driving a motorcycle when a vehicle cut in front of him. The driver lost control of his motorcycle and slid into the median. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

At 1:39 p.m., South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 116, eight miles northwest of Sturgis: Matthias Triep, 55, and Holger Winter, 55, were both traveling south on motorcycles when they encountered road debris on the highway. The Winter vehicle struck the Triep vehicle from behind and both slid into the ditch. Both drivers, who are from Germany, suffered minor injuries. Both were not wearing helmets.

At 3:18 p.m., Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park: Stanley Christie, 54, Ontario Canada, was traveling north when he lost control of his motorcycle while crossing a cattle guard. He was thrown from the vehicle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

At 4:09 p.m., Interstate 90, mile marker 281, three miles west of Kimball: Daniel Montemayor, 45, Mexico was driving a motorcycle west when he lost control. He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

At 4:20 p.m., Junction of Nemo Road and Schroeder Road: Male motorcycle driver hit a deer. The driver suffered minor injuries.

At 6:28 p.m., U.S. Highway 85, mile marker 5, 12 miles south of Lead: Nevan Leininger, 49, Denver, CO, was northbound on his motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

Item Sturgis Rapid City District District Total Last Year to Date
DUI Arrests 79 12 91 109
Misd Drug Arrests 71 30 101 117
Felony Drug Arrests 20 7 27 42
Total Citations 360 415 775 673
Total Warnings 1,815 915 2730 2,257
Cash Seized $623.00 0 $623.00 $12,361.00
Vehicles Seized 5 2 7 9
  For Drug Poss. 5 2 7 8
  For Serial No. 0 0 0 1
Non-Injury Accidents 14 9 23 23
Injury Accidents 15 13 28 58
Fatal Accidents 1 1 2 10
# of Fatalities 1 1 2 10

 

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