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Farmington couple hurt in motorcycle crash

A Farmington couple is recovering in a Sioux Falls hospital this week after a tire blowout caused them to crash their motorcycle July 15 on a South Dakota Highway.

According to information posted at David Herrmann is up and about but his wife, Judith, is on a ventilator following the accident. Doctors have told family members there is some damage to her brain but that it is small and not in critical places.

Terry Woster, spokesperson for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, said David Herrmann, 54, was driving a 2000 Honda Gold Wing south on Interstate 29 near Summit, S.D. when the motorcycle's rear tire blew and he lost control. Judith, 55, was a passenger on the motorcycle, which was pulling a small trailer.

Both David and Judith were thrown from the motorcycle. Both were taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital, then transferred to a hospital in Sioux Falls.

According to Woster the couple had left Dakota Magic Casino near the border between North Dakota and South Dakota and was on their way home to Farmington.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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