Official Sturgis Rally Tally Shows Fewer Fatal Crashes than 2017

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities say the number of people killed in crashes during this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was down from last year.

The Department of Public Safety’s final tally of fatal crashes as of Sunday morning was four. That compares with eight killed in crashes at last year’s rally.

The number of non-fatal accidents also was down this year. Authorities report 56 injury accidents at this year’s rally, down from 69 last year, and 50 non-injury accidents this year, compared with 55 last year.

The 10-day rally in South Dakota’s Black Hills wrapped up Sunday.

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 12, 2018

 

Item Sturgis Rapid City District District Total Last Year to Date
DUI Arrests 105 44 149 161
Misd Drug Arrests 109 66 175 171
Felony Drug Arrests 51 26 77 46
Total Citations 518 469 987 1,084
Total Warnings 2,198 1,556 3,754 3,796
Cash Seized $1,684.00 $1,055.00 $2,739.00 $1,600.00
Vehicles Seized 6 1 7 9
  For Drug Poss. 6 1 7 9
  For Serial No. 0 0 0 0
Non-Injury Accidents 20 30 50 55
Injury Accidents 29 27 56 69
Fatal Accidents 4 0 4 8
# of Fatalities 4 0 4 8