Name Released In Yankton Fatal Crash

PIERRE — A Yankton man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred on June 27 in Yankton.

According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety, a 2013 Honda Civic was westbound on South Dakota Highway 50 and attempted to make a left-hand turn south onto Adkins Drive. The vehicle collided with a 2003 Harley Davidson FLHTI, which was eastbound on South Dakota 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 Sunday.

A 16-year-old Yankton girl was driving the Honda Civic. She was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Charges are pending.

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

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The deepest condolences to the family and friends.


Unfortunately, too many drivers believe that if they have their turn indicators, they can just turn as they wish. They seem to think that all traffic must stop as they turn.

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