A fatal motorcycle and SUV collision occurred Wednesday morning, August 28 on Hickman Road in Des Moines, Iowa. The motorcycle rider died around 6 a.m. after his motorcycle and the SUV hit at the intersection of Ninth Street and Hickman Road.
Both vehicles were heading in opposite directions on Hickman Road when the SUV suddenly veered into the path of the motorcycle, said Des Moines Police Sergeant Jason Halifax.
The motorcycle driver, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, immediately died at the scene of the accident.
According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, 26 people have been killed in 24 motorcycle crashes all across the state as of Monday, August 26.