Motorcyclist Identified in Highway 34 Crash on Saturday in Ottumwa


The Ottumwa Police Department released the name of the man involved in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 34 Saturday night.

Sergeant Cody McCoy told Ottumwa Radio News that 34-year-old Kevin Wick of Ottumwa was riding a motorcycle eastbound on Highway 34 when he lost control and slammed against the guardrail on the south side of the road.

Wicks was ejected from the vehicle and landed on the highway. The motorcycle continued eastbound, came to rest, and caught on fire.

McCoy says Wicks sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines and later transferred to Iowa City. His current status is unknown.

McCoy says the accident remains under investigation.

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13 days ago

So sad he had so much more to do in this life!! He was so awesome an awesome family man and dad. and I’m so sad to be losing him.prayers to his immediate family RIP KEVIN🫶 you will be missed forever!!

Last edited 13 days ago by Tiffany