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.