On 10-06-21 at 08:33 AM, Watertown Police Department, Watertown Fire Rescue, and South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a car versus motorcycle crash at 10th Street and 2nd Avenue SW.
Officers discovered that Evan Werkmeister had been traveling northbound on 10th Street SW on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Abby Katz had been traveling southbound on 10th Street SW in a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.
Katz was waiting at the intersection of 2nd Avenue SW to make a left turn. When Katz made her left turn, she collided with Werkmeister. Werkmeister received serious non-life-threatening injuries due to the crash and was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital. Katz was not injured.
Katz was cited for a left-turning vehicle failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Charges for Werkmeister are pending The Chevrolet sustained $8,000 damage, and the Harley Davidson sustained $13,000 damage. At this time, the crash investigation is ongoing.