They say no to mandatory helmets and we get to pay for the results. A motorcycle being driven by a David Murphy was eastbound on River Road in Hancock County. At the location with Taft Avenue a deer was in the road, which he struck. The motorcyclist was killed. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Mason City by the Forest City Ambulance department. On River Road at this location the speed limit is 55 mph.  The weather conditions were partly cloudy, the time was 5:57 pm and the driver’s condition was apparently normal. The cyclist did strike the deer.  Mr. Murphy was reported to be 65 years old.

Narrative: Unit #1 was eastbound on River Road and struck a deer in the roadway.

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