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Nine People Die at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ended yesterday (Aug. 12) and the South Dakota Highway Patrol reported nine people died at the event — eight of those from fatal accidents. The patrol also reported 50 people were injured — that’s down from eighty last year.

Other statistics released show 251 people arrested for driving drunk at the event. Also, 185 misdemeanor drug arrests and 43 felony drug arrests.

Overall attendance was up compared to last year at the world’s largest motorcycle rally.

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