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One dead, one hurt in motorcycle crash in West Des Moines


This news story was published on September 3, 2019.
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WEST DES MOINES – A man was killed, and his female passenger hurt in a crash Monday in West Des Moines as police say speed was a factor.

West Des Moines police are investigating a fatal crash on Labor Day. The crash happened around 1:00 PM Monday in the 4000 block of University Avenue. Two motorcycles and an SUV were involved. One motorcyclist, Mark Eppert 39 years old from Perry, was transported to a hospital where he died. His passenger, 42 year old Heidi Godwin, was injured in the crash. She was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. No other injuries were reported.

While the investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, police say speed was likely a contributing factor.

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6 Responses to One dead, one hurt in motorcycle crash in West Des Moines

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 4, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Bikers need to obey the rules. They all think they are hells angles when they get on their bikes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Motorcycles are inherently dangerous. They knew the risk, they paid the price. You can’t fix stupidity.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 3, 2019 at 6:05 pm

      A motorcyclist gets killed, without knowing the full facts, you automatically blame the motorcycle operator.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      You are an ASS HOLE……and stupid

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 5, 2019 at 9:26 am

        *and unfortunately its still alive, and you can’t fix stupid!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Poor souls. Motorcycles are dangerous. Especially in big cities with heavy traffic. If your not riding in a group people tend not to notice you. And it’s not going to change. One mishap and tragedy follows. Be safe.