Van-Motorcycle Crash Near Sturgis Kills 1, Hospitalizes One

       The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 60-year old man was killed and 57-year old woman hospitalized with life-threatening injuries when their motorcycle collided with a van Sunday afternoon near Sturgis. Names have not been released.

     The Highway Patrol says the van was 4 miles west of Sturgis trying to cross Highway 14A from one county road to another about 1:30 when it collided with the motorcycle, which was westbound on the highway

      Both motorcycle riders were thrown from the bike with the man pronounced dead at the scene and the woman 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.

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