Names released in fatal crash in Miner County

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) –  A 25-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a July 18, 2019 two-vehicle crash west of Howard.

A 1999 Kawaski Vulcan motorcycle was westbound on SD Highway 34 near the intersection of SD Highway 25. It was struck by a 2007 Toyota Camry that had turned left onto SD Highway 34.

Keegan Werkmeister of Canova was driving the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet. He suffered life-threatening injuries. He was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died on Friday, Aug. 2.

Both occupants of the Toyota Camry were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. Charges are pending against the driver, 16-year-old Joy McBride of Issaquah, WI.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.