One-person was killed during a collision between a motorcycle and a farm tractor Saturday afternoon in Montgomery County. The Iowa State Patrol says 61-year-old Milton Lantz, Jr., of Red Oak died when his 2008 Vittaci Venetta motorcycle hit a 1961 John Deere 4010 tractor in Red Oak, at around 1:05 p.m., Saturday.
Authorities say the tractor, driven by 15-year-old Cody Benjamin Carrol Johnson, of Stanton, was traveling west on East Corning Street and in the process of turning south onto north 2nd Street, when Lantz’ westbound cycle turned into the tractor at the middle of the intersection. Lantz died at the scene of the crash. The patrol’s report did not indicate if he was wearing a helmet.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic