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Mason City man dies following crash

Map of motorcycle crash location

MASON CITY, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Mason City man is dead following a crash Monday afternoon.

In a news release, the Mason City Police Department says a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Taylor Bublitz of Mason City and a 2006 Harley Davidson FLHXI driven by James Birke, also of Mason City, collided near the intersection of 11th Street NE and N Rhode Island Avenue around 4:25 p.m. Monday.

Birke was taken to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center where he later died from injuries suffered in the crash.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call 641-421-2716 and speak with Lt. Jeremy Ryal.


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