Patrol says 6 people have died in conjunction with SD rally

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Highway Patrol says six people have died on the roads in connection with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota.

The patrol says four people were killed in separate accidents Sunday and early Monday. Dead are 49-year-old Rhonda Denato, of Ottumwa, Iowa; 73-year-old Archie Smith, of Kansas City, Kansas; 51-year-old Brian Ware of Seattle; and 47-year-old Todd Hay of Deland, Florida.

Smith was killed when the Chevrolet Corvette he was driving crashed into a cable guard rail in the median. The other three victims were on motorcycles.

The patrol announced over the weekend that 65-year-old William Carter of Seville, Ohio and 45-year-old Gregory Bullard of Fort Collins, Colorado, died in separate motorcycle crashes.

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