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Motorcycle-car collision near Milford turns fatal

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Dickinson County Communications Center received a 911 distress call at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 concerning an accident on County Road A34 approximately two miles east of Milford.

According to reports from the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, a 1997 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle driven by Mitchell Jesperson, 29, of Graettinger, was traveling westbound on A34. Susan Klassen of Arnolds Park, driver of a 2011 Chevy Equinox, was in the eastbound lane and attempted to make a left turn onto 240th Avenue. Klassen turned into the path of the westbound motorcycle and Jesperson collided with Klassen's vehicle.

Jesperson was pronounced dead at the scene. Klassen was transported to LRH with minor injuries.

Damage to the Equinox was estimated at $20,000 and the motorcycle was a total loss.

Assisting the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office on the scene were Milford Police Department, Arnolds Park Police Department, Okoboji Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Milford Fire/Rescue and Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office.

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