Police identify Fort Wayne man killed in Sturgis crash

STURGIS, S.D. (WANE) – Police have identified the Fort Wayne man who died in a motorcycle crash near Sturgis, South Dakota.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Austin Carson, 27, Fort Wayne died in a crash on Interstate 90 Tuesday evening.

It’s one of six crashes that have turned deadly since the start of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Police said Carson lost control of his bike seven miles east of Sturgis and laid it down on its side.

Carson was not wearing a helmet and died from his injuries.

This year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will draw in 500,000 bikers. It’s a nine day event ending on Sunday.