The Iowa State Patrol identified the victims as the operator, 58-year-old Tony Martz and passenger 58-year-old Tamara Wilson-Martz, both of Boone. The Iowa State Patrol reported that the Martz motorcycle was heading north on Samson Avenue when they rounded a curve on the road, drove onto the shoulder and were pulled into the east ditch.
The motorcycle continued north in the ditch before going back up an incline in a driveway and striking a propane tank. Both the operator and passenger were ejected. They died at the accident scene.
(By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)