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Fatal motorcycle accident near Milford

On Tuesday, August 7 at 11:50am the Dickinson County Communications Center received a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident on County Road A34 approximately 2 miles east of Milford.

An investigation by the DCSO found that a 1997 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle driven by 29 year old Mitchell Jesperson from Graettinger was westbound on A34. A 2011 Chevy Equinox being driven by Susan Klassen from Arnolds Park was eastbound and attempting to make a left turn onto 240th Avenue. Klassen turned into the path of the westbound motorcycle at which time the motorcycle collided with Klassen's vehicle.

Jesperson was pronounced dead at the scene. Klassen was transported to LRH with minor injuries.

Damage to the Equinox was estimated at $20,000. The motorcycle was totaled.

Assisting the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office on the scene were:

  • Milford Police Department
  • Arnolds Park Police Department
  • Okoboji Police Department
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Milford Fire/Rescue
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance

The accident remains under investigation by the DCSO.

Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946