Gladbrook man killed in semi-trailer/motorcycle collision
Authorities were called to a collision Monday night between a semi-truck and a motorcycle that claimed the life of a Gladbrook man.
According to the Iowa State Patrol at 9:25 p.m. Monday, a semi hauling livestock was southbound on North 3rd Avenue (Highway 14) preparing to turn left onto Marion Street to make a delivery to the JBS plant. The state patrol said upon initiating a left turn, the semi struck a motorcycle that was northbound on Highway 14.
The driver of the motorcycle, Gary Robert Johnson, 63, Gladbrook, was wearing a helmet, but died at the scene. The semi driver, Reid Thomas Gerhardt, 24, of Fairmont, Minn., was uninjured.