Five killed in motorcycle crashes this weekend
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a Brandon couple on a motorcycle died in a crash with a minivan in Brookings.
The patrol says 61-year-old Leonard Feltman and 61-year-old Janis Feltman were killed in the crash Saturday in a two-lane construction zone along Interstate 29. The Feltmans were riding on a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Highway Patrol troopers say the motorcycle veered into the path of the 2006 Chevrolet Uplander minivan and struck the minivan driven by 60-year-old Lynne Louise Duin of Estelline. Duin was wearing a seatbelt.
The Feltmans were not wearing helmets and died at the scene.
The patrol says Duin suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, and was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital.
The Brookings Police Department, Brookings County Sheriff’s Department and Brookings Emergency Medical Technicians assisted at the scene.
An Ohio woman died near Elk Point on Saturday when the 1992 Harley Davidson motorcycle she was driving struck debris on Interstate 29.
Carolee Weaver, 49, of Luckey, Ohio, was riding in a staggered formation of four motorcycles. Lead rider, Brent Weaver, 52, of Luckey, was riding a 1983 Harley Davidson when he saw a tire and wheel in the driving lane. His motorcycle hit the debris and knocked it into Carolee Weaver’s path. Both were thrown from their motorcycles. She was dead at the scene. Brent Weaver was taken to a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital with serious injuries. Neither were wearing helmets.
The Union County Sheriff’s Department, Elk Point Police Department, fire department and ambulance assisted at the scene
A Canadian man died Saturday when his motorcycle drifted onto the south shoulder of a road near Rapid City.
Roberto Gasbar, 56, of Edmonton, Alberta, was driving his 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on Nemo Road west of the intersection with Westbury Trails. He was thrown from the motorcycle when it overturned. He was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Doty Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
A Minnesota woman died near Rapid City Friday when the motorcycle she was riding on collided with a Toyota Tundra.
Tiffany Nelson, 25, of North Mankato, Minn., was a passenger on a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Bradley Olson, 31, also of North Mankato. The motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 385 when the Tundra driven by Cory Nash, 22, of Ellsworth Air Force Base, attempted to turn south onto Highway 385 from S.D. Highway 44. The Tundra pulled in front of the motorcycle, which struck the rear of the Tundra.
Both Nelson and Olson were thrown from the bike, both were wearing helmets and Nelson died at the scene. Olson suffered minor injuries.
Nash and his passenger, Cecilia Nash, 21, of Rapid City, were wearing seatbelts and were uninjured.
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Rapid City Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating all the crashes.