- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 65-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash near the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Authorities said Tuesday that the man was pronounced dead at the scene about 3 miles south of Sturgis. Officials say the man’s motorcycle went into the ditch and hit several rocks after he failed to negotiate a turn.

The Highway Patrol says he was thrown from the motorcycle. Authorities say the victim wasn’t wearing a helmet. Officials had reported nine fatal accidents during the same period of last year’s rally.

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