Final Numbers Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 to 6 a.m. Sunday Aug. 13, 2017 

FINAL NUMBERS

Item

Sturgis Rapid City District District Total Last Year to Date
DUI Arrests 124 37 161 187
Misd Drug Arrests 119 52 171 176
Felony Drug Arrests 34 12 46 50
Total Citations 605 479 1,084 1,413
Total Warnings 2,590 1,206 3,796 4,841
Cash Seized $492.00 $1,108.00 $1,600.00 $15,977.00
Vehicles Seized 8 1 9 9
  For Drug Poss. 8 1 9 0
  For Serial No. 0 0 0 0
Non-Injury Accidents 24 31 55 44
Injury Accidents 30 39 68 50
Fatal Accidents 4 4 8 3
# of Fatalities 4 4 8 3

Fatal Crashes

At 2 p.m., South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 28, eight miles east of Host Springs: A 2003 Chevrolet K1500 pickup was northbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when the female driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and eventually rolled, The driver, 29, from Gering, NE, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 7:06 a.m., U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 50, two miles west of Sturgis: A motorcycle westbound on U.S. Highway 14A failed to negotiate a right hand turn. The motorcycle was laid down on its side and slid into a guard rail.  The male driver, 18, from Piedmont, died as a result of his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

Injury Crashes:

At 1:17 p.m., U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 34, about two miles southwest of Lead: A motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The male driver, 64, from Sheldon, VT, received serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

At 7:46 p.m., U.S. Highway 16/385, mile marker 44, two miles east of Hill City: A motorcycle was eastbound when the rear tire blew, causing the driver to lose control. The male driver, 54, and the female passenger, 52, both suffered minor injuries. They are both from Galveston, TX and neither was wearing a helmet.

At 10:31 p.m., U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 44, two miles east of Deadwood: A motorcycle was westbound when the driver lost control. The motorcycle went into the ditch and rolled. The male driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The driver, 54, from New South Wales, Australia, suffered minor injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

At 10:51 p.m, Interstate 90, mile marker 34, three miles east of Sturgis: A motorcycle was traveling on Interstate 90 when the driver drove over a large tarp and lost control. The male driver, 30, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

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