The South Dakota Department of Public Safety reported the number of crashes at the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is up slightly from this time last year.

The department said there have been a total of 11 non-injury crashes and nine injury crashes from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 to 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. That is up slightly from six non-injury crashes and 12 injury crashes at the same time last year.

The department also reports a total of 26 DUI arrests, 41 misdemeanor drug arrests, 17 felony drug arrests, 226 total citations, 493 total warnings and three vehicles seized for serial numbers so far this year. At this time last year, the department reported 22 DUI arrests, 31 misdemeanor drug arrests, 23 felony drug arrests, 189 total citations, 553 total warnings, one vehicle seized for drug possession and one seized for serial numbers.

Crashes reported Saturday by the department include:

  • A 2012 Ford Fusion was northbound on S.D. Highway 44 two miles southwest of White River when the drive lost control and the vehicle went into the west ditch. The female driver, 28, suffered no injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt, and charges are pending against her. The crash occurred at approximately 8 a.m.

  • A 2014 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was westbound on Vanocker Canyon Road at approximately 10:40 a.m. when the driver attempted to pass slower traffic in a short passing zone. As it was passing, the driver was forced back into the westbound lane due to an approaching eastbound vehicle. The motorcycle went across the westbound lane and into the north ditch. The 64-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from his motorcycle. He suffered life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

  • A 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 16A at 11:15 a.m. when the driver lost control while trying to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went into the south ditch and down a shallow ravine. The 66-year-old male driver suffered minor injuries. Helmet use is under investigation. No charges are pending.

  • A 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 16A when the drive failed to negotiate a downhill curve, going wide and across the center line and colliding with a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. The motorcycle slid down the road, striking a southbound 2015 BMW motorcycle. Both motorcycle drivers were thrown from their vehicles. The 71-year-old male driver of the Harley Davidson, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered minor injuries. The 44-year-old male driver of the BMW motorcycle was wearing a helmet and sustained minor injuries. The 33-year-old female driver of the vehicle, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured. No charges are pending. The crash occurred about 1 p.m. near mile marker 54, about three miles south of Keystone near Pigtail Bridge.

  • A 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver swerved to miss a deer. The 70-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, received life-threatening injuries. The 63-year-old female passenger, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the vehicle. She suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries. No charges are pending. The crash occurred at 1 p.m. near mile marker 44, four miles south of Deadwood.

  • A 2001 Yamaha FZS10 motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 385 when it crossed the center line and collided with a southbound 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The 24-year-old male driver of the Yamaha was wearing a helmet and sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending. The 64-year-old female driver of the Harley Davidson was wearing a helmet and suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries. The crash occurred at 2:02 p.m. near mile marker 100, two miles north of the Highway 44 intersection.

  • A 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle was northbound on S.D. Highway 87 when the driver lost control on the edge of the road and crashed. The 46-year-old male driver suffered minor injuries. Helmet use is under investigation. Charges are pending. The crash occurred at 2:44 p.m. near mile marker 57, eight miles east of Custer in Custer State Park.

  • A 2012 Victory Ness Cross Country motorcycle was westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The motorcycle tipped over and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The 64-year-old male driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries. No charges are pending. The crash occurred at 3:55 p.m. near mile marker 35, three miles east of Sturgis.

  • A 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle was southbound on S.D. Highway 79 when the driver lost control while attempting to slow down for vehicles in front of him. The 66-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries. No charges are pending. The crash occurred at 4:25 p.m. near mile marker 114, eight miles northwest of Sturgis.

  • A 2018 Harley Davidson Touring motorcycle was westbound on Interstate 90 and hit a wet patch during a rainstorm. The driver lost control and the vehicle went into the median. The 43-year-old female driver, who was wearing a helmet, suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending. The crash occurred at 5:08 p.m. near mile marker 18, five miles east of Spearfish.

  • A 2008 Harley Davidson FLHC motorcycle was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control while trying to change lanes during a rainstorm. Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle. The 56-year-old male driver was not injured and the 20-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries. Both were wearing helmets. No charges are pending. The crash occurred at 5:32 p.m. near mile marker 57, within Rapid City city limits.

  • A 2019 Indian Chief motorcycle was westbound when the driver lost control. The 59-year-old male driver was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet and sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending. The crash occurred at 11:15 p.m. about 14 miles south of Pringle.