Graettinger Man Dies In Fatal Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Near Milford
Date posted - August 8, 2012
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 2011 Chevy Equinox, driven by Susan Klassen of Arnolds Park was eastbound on County Road A-34 and attempted to make a left turn onto 240th Avenue.
At that time, 29-year-old Mitchell Jesperson of Graettinger was traveling westbound on A34 riding a 1997 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle. Klassen turned in to the path of the oncoming motorcycle and struck Jesperson in the intersection.
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Jesperson was pronounced dead at the scene. Klassen was transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare with minor injuries.
Damage to the Equinox was estimated at $20,000. The motorcycle was totaled.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by:
- Milford Police Department
- Arnolds Park Police Department
- Okoboji Police Department
- Iowa State Patrol
- Milford Fire/Rescue
- Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance
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