August 30, 2014

Motorcyclist dies in Council Bluffs accident

A motorcyclist was killed in southwest Iowa about 7 o’clock this morning when he collided with a car. Council Bluffs Police Sergeant Jason Bailey says the crash happened just north of the Mall of the Bluffs. “The Buick was going south making a left hand turn to turn into the business here,” Sergeant Bailey says, “the motorcycle was going north.”

The officer says no charges have been filed, as yet, but his initial investigation indicates the motorist was at fault. “We don’t know if he didn’t see him or what but he made a left hand turn in front of the motorcycle,” Bailey says. “He didn’t have a chance to stop and he struck the car.”

The cycle was operated by 37-year old Mickie Carroll, of Council Bluffs. Carroll died at the scene. The driver of the car was identified as 66-year old James Vinns, of Council Bluffs.

Thanks to Karla James.