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Officials confirm one dead in motorcycle accident in Riverdale

A portion of State Street was blocked following a car accident involving a motorcycle.  Our TV6...
A portion of State Street was blocked following a car accident involving a motorcycle. Our TV6 crew at the scene saw a red SUV stopped in the parking lot of the Duck Creek Pancake House in Riverdale and a motorcycle laying on its side next to the SUV.(kwqc,)
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2021 at 3:09 PM CDT
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RIVERDALE, Iowa (KWQC) - The Scott County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a man died in a Tuesday afternoon motorcycle accident on State Street in Riverdale.

According to authorities, around 1:46 p.m., a 47-year-old woman from Clinton, Iowa in an SUV was attempting to make a left turn into a parking lot on the 4400 block of State Street. When the woman tried to turn, Michael Lopez, 33, was traveling at a high rate of speed on a motorcycle and struck the vehicle, and went airborne.

Lopez was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead. Police said the deceased rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The driver of the SUV and a passenger in the car were uninjured following the crash.

The cause of the crash still remains under investigation.

A portion of State Street was blocked off while authorities investigated the accident.

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