Warren County, Iowa - We have a 75 year old woman [Marjorie Bees] driving a 2009 Nissan Cube approaching the intersection of Royal Crest and N. Jefferson in Indianola, Iowa. Khampha Khamboun from Des Moines, 43 years old, is driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle in the same direction, southbound on Jefferson. Khamboun stops but Bees does not. She rear-ends his motorcycle and as a result he is killed. But see below and read the trooper’s description of the accident. One has to wonder why traffic lights installed for some reason were not functioning. Why weren’t the traffic lights functioning? Would it have made any difference since the accident happened in daylight?
Accident happened on November 2, 2016 at 10:58 AM.
Warren County Sheriff’s Office investigated with Sheriff Brian Vos at the scene.
Warren County Sheriff Brian Vos looks over the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle on Nov. 2 on U.S. 65/69 near Noble Ford and Theisen's Home-Farm-Auto.
VEHICLE 2 WAS SOUTHBOUND ON N JEFFERSON WAY IT STOPPED AT A FOUR WAY STOP SIGN AT N JEFFERSON WAY AND ROYAL CREST DRIVE IT WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE 1 WHICH WAS ALSO SOUTHBOUND AT THE TIME OF CRASH THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS WERE NOT FUNCTIONING AND THE STOP SIGNS IN WERE IN PLACE TO CONTROL TRAFFIC FLOW
OFFICER NAME: TROOPER CHRIS E SPENCER ISP 387 . POST: 2