Accident Closes Highway 34 for OPD Investigation


A Saturday night accident in Ottumwa has prompted police to close Highway 34 for an investigation.

Sergeant Steve Kovacs of the Ottumwa Police Department told Ottumwa Radio News that dispatch received a report on an accident on eastbound Highway 34 near Vine Street at 7:55 PM.

Kovacs says the crash involved a single-person motorcycle. The name and status of the motorcyclist was not disclosed.

The accident remains under investigation. Law enforcement has closed Highway 34 from Church Street to the roundabout while authorities peruse the scene. Kovacs says the public should expect the closed section to reopen around 11:30 PM on Saturday.

Ottumwa Radio News will keep you updated on this developing story.

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