OTTUMWA-On September 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of North Court Street and Albany Street in Ottumwa. Responding officers determined that a 2014 Ford Explorer operated by Danny Dean Simonson, age 47 of Ottumwa and a 2003 Buel motorcycle operated by Randy Lee Fridley, age 26 of Ottumwa had collided. Fridley was transported to Ottumwa Regional Health Center where he later died of his injuries. There were no other passengers on the motorcycle. The driver of the Ford Explorer was uninjured.
The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed.