A motorcycle crash which occurred approximately ¼ mile east of State Street on westbound Highway 30 (Ames) claimed the life of a 52 year-old Boone, IA man. At 7:40pm on 08/28/14 the Story County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a motorcycle had left the travelled portion of the road and entered the north ditch. Initial indications are that Benjamin Parsons of Boone, IA was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Highway 30 approaching State Street when he left the roadway and was thrown from the motorcycle. No other vehicles were involved. First responders on the scene performed CPR and Parsons was flown by Mercy One helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Parsons was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Deputies from the Story County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, processed the crash site and the investigation into the causes of the crash is ongoing.