Traffic ticket tossed out in deadly motorcycle crash

May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014

FLOYD CO., Iowa – A woman accused of driving an SUV that rear-ended a motorcycle, killing the rider, is having her ticket tossed out of court.  Instead, Stephanie Mercer may face different charges.

As KIMT News 3 has reported, Mercer was cited for Failure to Stop in Assured Clear Distance for the May 21 crash that killed 66-year-old David Crowe, of Nora Springs.  Prosecutors asked for that citation to be dismissed so the investigation could continue with the possibility of other charges being filed in the case.

In court documents, Assistant Floyd County Attorney William Baresel states the charge “was file(d) prematurely as the case is still under investigation.”

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Crowe was traveling on U.S. Highway 18 near Nora Springs, when he slowed to make a turn and was struck by Mercer, 23.  Crowe was pronounced dead at the scene.

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