A motorcycle accident over the weekend in Union County has claimed the life of a Creston man, an English teacher in the Orient-Macksburg school district. The Iowa State Patrol says 23-year-old Mark Peterson died when his cycle collided with a car that turned in front of him.

The accident happened at around 10:45 A.M. Saturday, about four-miles northwest of Creston. Authorities say Peterson was traveling north on Highway 25 and hit a car driven by 47-year-old June Floyd, of Creston.

The crash occurred when Floyd failed to yield as she was turning onto Highway 25 from westbound 130th Street. The accident remains under investigation.

By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic