Fatalities Down at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Rally Banner (KGFX Photo)


STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Injury accidents were up but fatalities were down during this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota.

The Highway Patrol’s final count shows 69 injury accidents during the weeklong rally, up from 50 last year. Six people died in crashes, down from 9 in 2012.

The number of drunken driving arrests during this year’s rally was about the same – 255 compared to 251 last year.

There were 275 drug arrests, up from 219 a year ago.

The rally in the Black Hills started Aug. 5 and wrapped up Sunday.

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