Traffic crashes over the weekend in Iowa claimed at least five lives, including three people on motorcycles. An Allen, Nebraska man was killed late Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle in northwest Iowa’s Plymouth County.
Authorities say 52-year-old Patrick Hirschman died when the motorcycle struck a guardrail along Highway 12. A Williamsburg man was killed when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV that crossed the center line on Highway 92 in Mahaska County. The victim is identified as 32-year-old Ben Coffman.
A motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning after speeding by a police officer in Des Moines. The officer pursued, but then lost sight of the motorcycle. A short time later, the officer found the cyclist crashed. The driver, 24-year-old Adam Jarnagin of Waukee, died at the scene.
A teenage girl was killed and five other people were injured in another weekend crash in Des Moines. Police say 17-year-old Jennifer Garcia was killed when the vehicle she was driving was hit by another vehicle that ran a red light at 3 a.m. Sunday. And a Marshalltown man was killed in an Iowa County traffic accident Sunday afternoon.
The State Patrol reports 42-year-old David Walker was driving a car on Interstate 80 that crossed the median and struck an oncoming SUV. Two people in the SUV, both from Woodstock, Illinois, were injured and taken to University of Iowa Hospitals.