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STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A Sturgis police officer has been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash during a pursuit.

The officer was injured Thursday on Highway 14A, two miles southwest of Sturgis. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 54-year-old officer was pursuing another motorcycle rider when he lost control on a curve, went into the ditch and was thrown from his bike. The Highway Patrol didn't say why he was pursuing the other motorcycle.

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The crash was one of several that have been reported during this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which wraps up Sunday.

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