IA Man Bounleua Lovan ID’d As Victim In Sunday Night Des Moines Fatal Motorcycle Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle

POLK COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Bounleua Tot Lovan, of Des Moines, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday night motorcycle collision involving a suspected stolen vehicle in Polk County.

Lovan, 51, was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a suspect operating a stolen vehicle near Des Moines Sunday night.

According to reports, Lovan was operating a motorcycle on MLK Jr. Parkway in Des Moines, when the bike collided with a vehicle operated by a 52-year-old driver who then attempted to flee the scene around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The driver was taken into custody a short time later after crashing a second time.

Officials later learned that the vehicle had been stolen.

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

The driver of the vehicle was also was transported and remained hospitalized with unknown injuries as of Monday morning.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 430,640, making it Iowa’s most populous county, hosting over 14% of the state’s residents. The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa – Wikipedia.

IA Couple Shaun Gumm & Amanda Gordon ID’d As Victims In Thursday Night Ankeny Double-Fatal Motorcycle Crash

POLK COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Shaun Gumm and Amanda Gordon, Both of Des Moines, Iowa, have been identified as the victims in a Thursday night double-fatal motorcycle collision in Polk County.

Gumm, 40 and 35-year-old Gordon, were both killed in a motorcycle collision involving a passenger vehicle Thursday night near Ankeny.

According to reports, Gumm was operating a motorcycle with Gordon as his passenger on Southwest Oralabor Road near Southwest Irvinedale Drive in Ankeny, when the bike came into contact with a vehicle operated by 44-year-old Sara Howell of Des Moines, Thursday night around 10 p.m.

Both Gumm and Gordon were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

It is unclear if Howell was injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 430,640, making it Iowa’s most populous county, hosting over 14% of the state’s residents. The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa – Wikipedia.

MN Man Gary Thomforde ID’d As Victim In Saturday IA Motorcycle Crash

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.

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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.

IA Man Jessie Parker ID’d As Victim In Monday Fatal Wapello County Single-Vehicle Crash

WAPELLO COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Jessie Allen Parker, of Eddyville, IA, has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle rollover crash in Southeast Iowa early Monday morning, according to Tuesday morning reports.

Parker, 28, was killed in a pickup truck crash in Wapello County, Iowa early Monday morning.

According to officials, Jacob ‘Jake’ Ross was operating a vehicle around 3 a.m. on 160th Street in Eddyville, when he lost control on a curve in the road.

The pickup then rolled over before coming to a rest in a culvert.

Parker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ross was transported to Ottumwa Regional Hospital for his injuries, reports KTVO.

According to troopers, both victims were unrestrained at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Wapello County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,625. The county seat is Ottumwa. The county was formed on February 17, 1843 and named for Wapello, a Meskwaki chief. Wapello County is included in the Ottumwa, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

IA Man Paul E. Pinegar ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal Single-Vehicle Rollover Ejection Crash

POLK COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Paul E. Pinegar, of Urbandale, Iowa, has been identified as the victim killed in a rollover crash in Polk County on Tuesday evening, according to reports.

Pinegar, 64, was killed while operating a vehicle on Interstate 80 in Polk County Tuesday evening before 6:30 p.m.

The fatal crash occurred near the 133 mile-marker on westbound I-80 around 6:23 p.m., reports WHO.

The Iowa State Patrol says, Pinegar was parked on the shoulder near a construction site, when for unknown reasons, his Jeep rolled into a ditch, partially ejecting him from the vehicle.

Pinegar was pronounced dead on the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The investigation into the accident remains open.

Geo quick facts: Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 430,640, making it Iowa’s most populous county, hosting over 14% of the state’s residents. The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa – Wikipedia.

IA Man Dilail Salkic ID’d As Bicyclist Struck And Killed In Waterloo Hit-And-Run L.A. Jefferson Arrested

WATERLOO, IA. (THECOUNT) — Dilail Salkic has been identified as the victim in a fatal bicycle-versus-vehicle collision in Waterloo on Thursday morning.

Salkic, 22, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while operating a bicycle on Western Avenue and West 3rd Street in Waterloo.

When police arrived on-scene, they discovered the driver had fled. Authorities later located L.A. Jefferson, who was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Salkic was taken to MercyOne with serious injuries, reports KWWL.

He was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Jefferson is now facing enhanced charges as a result of Salkic’s death.

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Geo quick facts: Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. and the city is part of the Waterloo – Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Body Pulled From MS River ID’d As IA Man Timothy Maxwell Gone Missing From Davenport Sailing Club Wed

The body recovered Wednesday from the Mississippi River near the Credit Island causeway has been identified as Timothy Maxwell of Bettendorf, Iowa.

Maxwell, 60, was the subject of an autopsy conducted today after going missing while visiting the Davenport Sailing Club before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Davenport Fire District Chief Neil Gainey said at the time the probability was high that the subject fell in the Mississippi River. source

No foul play is suspected.

No further information will be released and the case is considered closed. Continue reading

IA Man Antonio Brown ID’d As Victim In Des Moines Single-Vehicle High Speed Crash

Antonio Brown has been identified as the Iowa man killed in a single-vehicle Wednesday evening on the South side of Des Moines.

Brown, 43, was likely driving at a high rate of speed when he was killed in the violent crash, Des Moines Police said in a report.

Police say Brown was southbound on SW 9th Street just before 9:00pm Wednesday when he lost control and crashed into block column near the intersection with Bundy Avenue. Police say Brown was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. Continue reading

Common Household Appliance Caused IA Family’s Death In Mexico Officials Say

A water heater is being cited as the source of a gas leak that killed an Iowa family of four, according to a prosecutor in Mexico. The family was vacationing at a rental condominium in the beach community of Tulum when the tragic accident occurred.

The water heater was leaking gas, “maybe from use or lack of maintenance,” said Miguel Angel Pech, head prosecutor of Quintana Roo. Miguel Angel Pech told a Radio Formula station that “a high level” of gas was found in the rented condo where the Creston couple and their two kids was staying. source

An Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas while vacationing in Mexico, local authorities said.

The bodies of Kevin Wayne Sharp; his wife, Amy Marie Sharp; their son, Sterling, 12; and daughter Adrianna, 7, were discovered Friday at a rental condominium in the beach town of Tulum.

The family had been dead for about 36 to 48 hours, the Quintana Roo prosecutor’s office said Saturday. Autopsies showed they suffocated after inhaling toxic gases, but it’s unclear what type of gas led to their deaths, the prosecutor’s office added. Continue reading

Photo: Timothy Douglas Named As Moline Iowa Man Killed In Davenport Motorcycle Accident

Timothy Douglas, of Moline, IA., has been identified as the driver of the motorcycle who died in a Tuesday morning crash. He was 54.

Douglas was discovered by a construction crew around 2:48 a.m. on the Interstate 280 exit ramp to Rockingham Road.

Davenport Police, Davenport Fire and Medic EMS responded to a single motorcycle crash around 2:48 a.m. on the Interstate 280 exit ramp to Rockingham Road. A construction crew arriving at a work scene discovered the accident and alerted authorities.  Continue reading