The Iowa State Patrol reported on Saturday that a Whittemore man, David Rochleau was killed in a motorcycle accident. The accident happened on Highway 9 in Swea City as Rochleau crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. Beverly Eggerth of Swea City tried to avoid Rochleau, but couldn’t. Rochleau was killed at the scene, but Eggerth sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital.
Police are still investigating the accident and are not sure why Rochleau crossed the center line hitting the Ford Taurus driven by Eggerth. The accident occurred around 1:30pm.
This is the second motorcycle accident in the area resulting in a the death of the motorcyclist. The first occurred on Thursday just north of Belmond.