Motorcyclist dies on I-90 after witnesses report lightning strikeWASTA – An Iowa man died in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90 about three miles west of Wasta on Wednesday.
By: News release, SD Department of Public Safety
WASTA – An Iowa man died in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90 about three miles west of Wasta on Wednesday.
Kurt Lee Stolba, 57, of Wilton, Iowa, was eastbound on Interstate 90 on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Witnesses reported that a bolt of lightning struck Stolba. His motorcycle drifted to the right shoulder of the roadway and struck the guard rail. Stolba, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He died while being transported to a Rapid City hospital. The exact cause of death hasn’t been determined.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Pennington County Sheriff’s Office assisted.