Collision with pickup kills Iowa motorcyclist

One person was killed in a motorcycle accident involving a pickup truck 50 miles north of Lusk.

The driver of a pickup pulling a 28-foot camper trailer was driving northbound on U.S. Highway 85. A 46-year-old motorcyclist from Pleasant Hill, Iowa made a move to pass the pickup on the left at the same time that the driver of the truck was making a left turn.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist tried to avoid the collision by hitting the brakes and steering left. However, the motorcycle hit the camper near the front axles and the driver was thrown off the bike and became tangled under the trailer.

The motorcyclist died about an hour and a half after the crash. He was not wearing a helmet. The truck driver and his three passengers were not injured.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.


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