- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a 65-year-old man who died in a one-vehicle motorcycle crash south of Sturgis.

Authorities say James Smith of Concord, California, was pronounced dead Monday at the scene. Officials say his motorcycle went into the ditch and hit several rocks after he failed to negotiate a turn.

The Highway Patrol says Smith was thrown from the motorcycle. Authorities say the victim wasn’t wearing a helmet.

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