An Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement officer tried to stop two motorcycles in Council Bluffs at around 10:20 p.m., when the cycles sped-off. During the ensuing chase, one of the cycles got away. The second, a 2006 Yamaha, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, went out of control, jumped a curb and hit a fence.
The operator, a man in his 20’s, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the bike. After the MVE officer stopped to render aid, the motorcyclist was transported to a hospital in Council Bluffs, where he died. Authorities say the man had no identification and was driving a stolen motorcycle. His identity was still being investigated.
(By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)