Man killed in Des Moines motorcycle accident

A 54-year-old man of Des Moines Iowa was killed in a motorcycle accident after he was thrown from the bike and hit a semi-trailer.

The crash left Highway 35 southbound closed near the Grand Avenue exit for nearly three hours. A group of 18 motorcyclists were entering the on ramp when one man hit another vehicle on the roadway causing him to suffer broken bones in his legs.

The 52-year-old man then tried to avoid the collision by overturning his motorcycle on its side, but he was thrown from the motorcycle and hit by a semi.

Motorcycle accidents can have devastating effects on all involved. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victims.

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