Motorcycle accident leaves one dead near Sturgis - KOTA Territory News

Motorcycle accident leaves one dead near Sturgis


A Wisconsin woman died and her husband received life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash on Vanocker Canyon Road about two miles north of Nemo on Wednesday, August 1st.

Marcia Lynn Rowin, 61, was a passenger on a 2005 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle driven by Steven R. Rowin, 61.

The couple, from Madison, Wisconsin, were traveling south when two deer crossed the roadway.

Steven Rowin lost control, and the motorcycle skidded into the west ditch.

Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

They were taken to a Sturgis hospital and then transferred to a Rapid City hospital, where Marcia Rowin died of her injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Nemo First Responders and Deadwood-Lead and Sturgis Ambulance assisted.

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