On Friday May 11th, at 4:24 p.m., Clarence Rohlfsen 86, Granville was south bound on L40, and struck a motorcycle driven by Lyle Poppens 51, Marcus, at the intersection of L40 and Highway 3 in Cleghorn. Poppens was traveling west on Highway 3.
Both vehicles were considered a total loss, and Poppens was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cherokee County Coroner.
The accident is still under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department.
The Sheriff's Department was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, the Meriden and Cleghorn Fire Departments, the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, and High Country Towing.
The obituary for Lyle Poppens is in the Obit section of the webpage..