ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Gary Lee Thomforde, of Redwing, Minnesota, has been identified as the victim in a single-motorcycle crash in Allamakee County, Iowa on Saturday.

Thomforde, 69, was killed late Saturday morning in a motorcycle crash near Harpers Ferry.


According to reports, Thomforde was operating a Excelsior Super X motorcycle near Harpers Ferry, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The rider was ejected from the bike during the wreck.

Thomforde was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Gary:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,330. Its county seat is Waukon – Wikipedia.

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