Minnesotan Among Those Killed During Sturgis Rally
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — At least 13 people died in crashes related to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that ended Sunday.
The Argus Leader reports the latest was Larry Kaduce of St. Peter, Minnesota. He was driving a motorcycle northbound on South Dakota 79 seven miles north of Sturgis when he attempted to pass two pickups pulling campers Saturday afternoon. According to the Highway Patrol, Kaduce collided head-on with a southbound semi-truck. He was separated from his motorcycle and died at the scene.According to the Highway Patrol, Kaduce was not wearing a helmet. There were 152 injury crashes reported to authorities during the rally.
Meanwhile, authorities say a man who has appeared as a ship captain on the Discovery Channel television program "Deadliest Catch" died in Sturgis during the rally. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin says he's waiting on autopsy results to help determine the cause of 50-year-old Tony Lara's death. The sheriff says Lara died early Saturday morning at a private residence in Sturgis. A post on the Discovery website describes Lara as a veteran crab catcher. He appeared on the show at the helm of a boat called the Cornelia Marie.