A southwest Iowa man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed west of Gravity, in Taylor County. The Iowa State Patrol says 70-year-old Larry Turpen, of Clarinda, died from injuries suffered during the crash which occurred just off 202nd Street, at the intersection with Hillcrest Avenue.
Officials say Turpen was riding a 2008 Harley Davidson cycle when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, lost control and crashed. Turpen was not wearing a helmet. The accident happened just after 6 P.M.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic