MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Marshalltown Man Killed

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A motorcycle crash in Marshall County Monday night crash last night killed one man and injured his passenger.

A crash report by the Iowa State Patrol says 33-year-old Matthew Lavender was driving a motorcycle on Highway 14, two miles north of Marshalltown, around 11:00 p.m. Troopers say the motorcycle ran off the road, into a ditch and rolled.

Both Lavender and his passenger, 32-year-old April Stanley, were thrown from the bike. Lavender was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stanley had minor injuries.

The State Patrol is still looking into the cause of the accident.

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