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Aurora man one of several dead in Sturgis motorcycle crashes

Posted: 10:58 AM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 16:58:45Z

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The Highway Patrol has identified victims of two fatal crashes related to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota.

Fifty-six-year-old James Barbier, of Aurora, Colorado, died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 85 near Cheyenne Crossing.

Fifty-three-year-old Craig Carrell, of Sioux City, Iowa, also died Saturday, in a utility terrain vehicle crash near Deadwood.

Another man died Tuesday after his motorcycle went off a road on a curve west of Piedmont, hit a pole and rolled. He wasn't immediately identified.

The annual event in South Dakota's Black Hills draws hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. This year's rally started last Friday and runs through Sunday.