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Loose trailer wheel kills motorcyclist in Iowa

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    August 16, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) A motorcyclist from Pennsylvania died in a freak accident on Interstate 80 near Atlantic in western Iowa.

    The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports that a wheel from a trailer being pulled by a westbound pickup came loose, bounced into the eastbound lanes of the interstate and hit the 39-year-old motorcyclist on Thursday afternoon.

    Authorities say the wheel hit Andrew Engle, of Pittsburgh. Engle was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

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