Day: September 10, 2021

1 person dead after motorcycle crash on US-19 in Tarpon Springs

Police say the 28-year-old driver was wearing a helmet, but believe it was not properly secured.

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — A motorcycle crash on US Highway 19 left one person dead late Wednesday night, authorities reported. 

Officers were sent to the scene of a motorcycle crash just south of Beckett Way in Tarpon Springs.

Upon arrival to the scene, authorities say they discovered one injured male rider. Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue treated his wounds and transported him to Bayonet Point Medical Center.

Another 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A news release says investigators were told a large group of motorcycles was traveling southbound on US-19 heading to Tampa. The 28-year-old reportedly swerved into another motorcycle causing both of them to go down.

Police say he was thrown off his bike and died from traumatic injuries. According to the report, he was wearing a helmet that may not

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Attendance and South Dakota tax revenue

The 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in the Black Hills last month generated hundreds of thousands of additional dollars for government coffers.

The South Dakota Department of Revenue released tax collections earlier this month from the annual motorcycle festival. So far, collections sit at $1.79 million, an increase of 34% over last year’s collections, indicating attendees spent more during this year’s rally than in recent years past.

State sales tax accounted for $1,038,561 of the total revenues, compared to $785,251 in 2020 and $733,312 in 2019.

That’s despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Officials expected attendance to skyrocket with over 700,000 attendees for the 2021 rally as a direct rebound from the pandemic’s impact on last year’s attendance, but visitors only tallied up at a little over 525,000.

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It’s a far cry from the record 747,032

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