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Marion man killed in motorcycle crash in rural Clayton County

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Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 10:41 AM CDT
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MILLVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) - One person died in a single-vehicle crash in Clayton County on Saturday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

At around 12:30 p.m., the Iowa State Patrol was sent to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle near the corner of Great River Road and Pleasant Avenue. Deputies believe that the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by Barry Woodson, 62, of Marion, was heading north and lost control on a right-hand curve. The vehicle entered a ditch on the west side of the road, with a tree branch hitting Woodson in the head and neck area.

Woodson died as a result of the collision with the tree branch.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Guttenberg Police Department, Holy Cross EMS, and Tegler’s Towing assisted in the emergency response.

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