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Marshalltown man dies in motorcycle accident

(Radio Iowa) – A Marshalltown man was killed in a motorcycle crash late last night north of Marshalltown. The Iowa State Patrol identifies the victim as 33-year-old Matthew Allen Lavender.

A passenger, 32-year-old April Stanley of Marshalltown, suffered minor injuries. Troopers say the 1999 Harley Davidson they were riding left the road and entered a ditch, turned sideways and rolled several times.

Lavender and Stanley were ejected during the crash which happened at around 11 P.M., about two-miles north of Marshalltown. It wasn’t clear if either person was wearing a helmet.