A jury trial is set for a Sioux Falls man accused of killing a woman on a motorcycle in a drinking and driving crash July 28.
Darren Boomgarden, 41, is charged with Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Battery, DWI 2nd and Felony Hit and Run. On Wednesday, Boomgarden pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The incident happened just before midnight at the intersection of 26th Street and Grange Avenue on July 28. Police say Boomgarden struck the motorcycle Sean Burns, 41, of Hartford was driving— Tracy Handel, 36, of Sioux Falls was a passenger on the motorcycle.
Police say Boomgarden did not stop driving after the crash and he was found a short while later.
Handel died at a Sioux Falls hospital shortly after the accident. Burns was hospitalized.
A jury trial for Boomgarden has been set for November 13.