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5th motorcycle fatality reported in Sturgis rally

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A fifth motorcycle fatality has been reported in connection with the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in western South Dakota.

The state Highway Patrol reports Wilbert Verpooten, 76, of Lake Orion, Michigan, was killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 85. Verpooten crossed the center line while traveling on a curve and hit a trailer pulled by a pickup driven by Lisa Hollars, 45, of Laurel, Indiana.

Verpooten was taken by ambulance to the Lead-Deadwood Hospital, where he died. Hollars was not injured in the crash.

The Highway Patrol reports that only one person had died in a traffic accident at this point in last year's rally. The rally officially started Monday and ends Sunday.









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