Iowa motorcyclist dies after Des Moines-area crash

SAYLORVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Des Moines man has died after losing control of his motorcycle and hitting a guard rail on a road that runs over the Saylorville Lake dam.

The Polk County Sheriff’s office says 27-year-old Travius Davis was unconscious but breathing when emergency authorities arrived at the scene. The crash was reported around 2 a.m. on Thursday.

Authorities say Davis was flown by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he was later pronounced dead.

Deputies are still investigating the crash. An autopsy is needed to determine the cause of death.

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