YANKTON — A Yankton man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred June 27 in Yankton.
According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 2013 Honda Civic was westbound on State Highway Highway 50 and attempted to make a left-hand turn south onto Adkins Drive on the edge of Yankton. The vehicle collided with a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, which was eastbound on Highway 50.
James Schirmacher, the 55-year-old male motorcycle driver, was not wearing a helmet suffered life-threatening injuries. He was transported first to the Yankton hospital and later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died June 30.
Abigail Newman, 16, Yankton, was driving the Honda Civic. She was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Charges are pending. The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.