Wisconsin man dies in Highway 30 crash

By Max Walker, KCRG-TV9

BENTON COUNTY — A Wisconsin man died in a crash while trying to pass another vehicle on Highway 30 on Tuesday.

A crash report from the Iowa State Patrol says 63-year-old Charles Bonikowske, of Ogdensburg, WI, was traveling west when he started to pass another vehicle near 18th Avenue east of Keystone.

While passing, investigators say he lost control and was thrown from his motorcycle.

A Lifeguard helicopter transported him to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, where he was declared dead.

The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

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