FATAL ACCIDENT: Biker Laid To Rest

james messner

A Des Moines man killed while riding his motorcycle last week was laid to rest Thursday.

A private graveside service was held for 23-year-old James Messner at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Messner died Thursday after a crash in the 2100 block of Grand Avenue.

Police say the driver of the car was pulling a U-turn when Messner hit the vehicle.

He died at a local hospital.

Police issued the teen driver a citation for failure to yield.

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