UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed when mattress flies out of truck - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed when mattress flies out of truck

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL)-- A motorcyclist is dead after a mattress in a pick-up truck came out of the bed, striking his vehicle. Sheriff Officials in Linn County identify the motorcyclist as 73 year-old John Saddler of Cedar Rapids

Rescue crews were called to Prairieburg Road east of Central City around one p.m. Saturday. That's where a mattress in the back of a pickup driven by 55 year-old Roger Ockensfels flew out, striking Saddler, who was driving northbound. The truck was also pulling a trailer.

Saddler was thrown from the two-wheeler and died at the scene.

Charges are pending and the accident remains under investigation.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

 

 

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