Cherokee Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident Near Cherokee

Cherokee, Iowa — A Cherokee man has died in a motorcycle-related accident.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday east of Cherokee near the intersection of Highway 3 and T Avenue. That’s about three miles east of the center of Cherokee.

They tell us that 75-year-old Lawrence Schlichting was traveling south on T Avenue when he lost control of his motorcycle. They say Schlichting crashed into a ditch just north of the intersection. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office says the cause of the accident is unknown at this time. They say no other vehicles were involved.

Story from Community First Broadcasting sister station KAYL.