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UPDATE: One dead in Motorcycle accident at Highway 218 and Cedar Wapsi Road

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Black Hawk County Sheriff officials say a motorcyclist has died after the motorcycle hit a truck at Highway 218 and Cedar Wapsi Road.

It happened at 8:45 Thursday morning. Deputies say a preliminary investigation shows the pickup was stopped in the median and then drove east crossing the northbound lanes of Highway 218. That's when it was struck by the motorcycle traveling northbound.

42-year-old Scott Bender was driving the motorcycle. Bender died at the scene. 

The pickup was driven by 56-year-old Duane Degroote of Parkersburg. Degroote was cited for failing to yield while entering a through highway.

Traffic had to be rerouted for a short time. The Department of Transportation had recently made improvements to the intersection after a string of crashes, including a fatal accident earlier this summer.

 

 

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