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Officer Shawn Miller Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death

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8/11/2016
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The Iowa State Patrol crash report has been published citing the driver of the car as being at fault for failing to yield the right of way to the off-duty police officer riding a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The policeman had been attending court proceedings at the Dallas County Courthouse and was on his way back home. The at-fault vehicle failed to yield while making a left turn onto the on-ramp with I-80 from Highway 169. It appears to be exit 110.

There will be an investigation to determine if distracted driving or more was involved. It could just be she didn’t see the motorcycle. Questions remain about whether he was wearing a helmet, the ISP report is not clear on that point; nor if the motorcycle had the headlight on. Fault appears to be fairly clear.

Those involved are Officer Shawn Miller and Jeanette Keifer.

Minimal Crash Report:

 Case Number:

 2016020227

 Type:

 Fatality

 County:

 25

 Crash Date:

 08032016

 Time:

 1331

 Location:

 HIGHWAY 169 AND INTERSTATE 80

 Vehicle 1 Year:

 2005

 Make:

 BUIC

 Type:

 LACROSSE

 Towed By:

 DANS TOWING

 Driver Name:

 JEANETTE R KEIFER

 Age:

 38

 City & State of Residence:

 STRATFORD IOWA

 Vehicle 2 Year:

 2008

 Make:

 HARLEY DAVIDSON

 Type:

 MOTORCYCLE

 Towed By:

 DANS TOWING

 Driver Name:

 SHAWN G MILLER

 Age:

 47

 City & State of Residence:

 WEST DES MOINES IOWA

 Injury 1 Type:

 Fatality

 Name:

 SHAWN G MILLER

 Age:

 47

 City & State of Residence:

 WEST DES MOINES

 Seatbelt Use:

  

 Life saved by Seatbelt:

  

 Transported To:

 STATE MEDICAL EXAM

 Transported By:

 UNK

 Summary:

 

   

UNIT WAS SOUTHBOUND ON HWY 169 JUST NORTH OF I80 UNIT 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON
HWY 169 ATTEMPPTING TO TURN WESTBOUND ONTO I80 THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 FAILD
TO YEILD TO UNIT 2 AND THEY COLLIDED IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES THE DRIVER OF
UNIT 2 DIED AT THE SCENE THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 WAS UNINJURED
OFFICER NAME: TROOPER ANDREW KLEIN, ISP 133 . POST: 01

 Officer Name:

 TROOPER ANDREW KLEIN, ISP 133

 Post:

 01

 Assisted By:

 WDM DALLAS CO SO DES



Category: Motorcycle, Bike And ATV Accidents


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