Two killed when vehicle strikes southeast Iowa motorcycle

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Iowa roads and drivers have become safer in many ways, but there are hundreds of fatalities a year, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Two people were killed Tuesday evening when another vehicle crashed into a motorcycle and caused it to hit the back end of a semi. 

Michael and Linda Horn, 67 and 66 respectively, both of Donnellson, were on a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle behind a 2021 Mack semi on Iowa Highway 2 around 5:29 p.m. The motorcycle and semi were in a string of vehicles stopped by a flagger while entering a construction zone, facing eastbound, according to the Iowa State Patrol. 

A 2005 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by Chad Davis, 54, of Donnellson, was traveling eastbound and failed to stop, according to the State Patrol. Davis’ Frontier hit the motorcycle in the rear end and pushed it into the Mack truck, according to the State Patrol. 

Michael and Linda Horn were both killed at the scene, according to the State Patrol.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Philip Joens covers breaking news for The Des Moines Register. He can be reached at 515-443-3347 at pjoens@registermedia.com or on Twitter @Philip_Joens. 

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