Des Moines police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash early this (Wednesday) morning. Sergeant Todd Dykstra says an officer saw the speeding cycle about 2:15 heading the other way on a main street near downtown and turned his squad car around to pursue it.
Dykstra says “It wasn’t a police chase” and the officer didn’t even turn on his siren or lights. Before he was able to catch up to the bike, the officer saw sparks and then found the wrecked motorcycle — which had hit a bridge over the Raccoon River.
After the cycle hit the bridge, the driver was ejected over the side of the bridge. The body was found some 300-feet from the wreckage, on land. The man’s identified as 21-year-old Christopher Holsinger of Des Moines.