- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for a crash that killed a North Dakota woman on the first day of last August’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Authorities said 20-year-old Nickolas Hartwell, of Belle Fourche (foosh), was driving recklessly on Interstate 90 when his car struck a motorcycle ridden by 63-year-olds Roger and Rose Ann Richard, of Belfield. Rose Ann Richard later died.

The Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Xo9QM3 ) that tests concluded Hartwell had been drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs before the crash.

He pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter and was sentenced Thursday to the maximum seven years in the State Penitentiary, with three years suspended.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide