Randy Loerch Death – A man has died following a deadly motorcycle accident that happened today, Sunday, the 9th of July 2023. The victim has been identified as Spirit Lake Community School Maintenance Supervisor Randy Loerch. According to reports, Randy Loerch, a resident of Spirit Lake, Iowa passed away from injuries sustained in the fatal motorcycle crash. No further information was mentioned. The details surrounding the accident were not stated. Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
My heart breaks tonight for the loss of Randy Loerch. He was always so smiley, quick-witted, and had the best sense of humor. Blue eyes that could pierce right into your soul when you were engaged in conversation with him. My prayers go out to his two daughters, their family, the Spirit Lake school system, our community, friends, and all of those who were blessed enough to know him. RIP Randy.
Who was Randy Loerch?
Randy Loerch was born in Manson, Iowa and he lived in Spirit Lake, Iowa. He graduated from Manson Community High School and Manson Northwest Webster High. After high school, Randy went on to study at Des Moines Area Community College. Randy was known for his infectious smile, sharp wit, and an exceptional sense of humor.
He embodied the spirit of kindness and was a true advocate for good-hearted individuals. Randy had a genuine zest for life and cherished every moment he had. Whether he was enjoying the thrill of riding on two wheels, cruising on a boat, or zooming across snowy landscapes on a Snowmobile, Randy Loerch was a unique individual who brought joy to the Dickinson County Snowhawks club and the extended snowmobile family.
Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Randy Loerch have not been made by the family.
Related story: 1 killed in West Des Moines motorcycle crash
In West Des Moines, a tragic incident occurred on Tuesday morning resulting in the death of a young man. Anthony Overton, a 25-year-old resident of Des Moines, lost his life when his motorcycle collided with a car. The unfortunate chain of events began when an observant police officer noticed the motorcycle lacking a license plate while traveling westbound in the 1000 block of Railroad Avenue around 8 a.m. Taking prompt action, the officer activated his emergency lights and turned his vehicle to initiate a traffic stop on the motorcycle.
However, instead of complying, Overton accelerated at a high speed, according to the police. Recognizing the potential danger, the officer decided to terminate the pursuit but continued driving in the same direction on Railroad Avenue. Tragically, moments later, the officer witnessed the motorcyclist crashing at EP True Parkway. It is believed that Overton disregarded a red light and collided with a southbound car on Grand Avenue. The impact caused Overton to be ejected from the motorcycle, and he was unresponsive when both officers and paramedics arrived at the scene.
Despite efforts to save him, Overton succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries in the collision. The police investigation indicates that reckless driving and excessive speed played significant roles in the accident. Authorities continue to examine the incident to gather further information. Notably, according to the most recent data from the Iowa Department of Transportation, there have been 158 fatalities on Iowa roads this year, surpassing the previous year’s count by 14. Motorcycle accidents alone have claimed the lives of 22 individuals in the current year. Over the past five years, an average of 338 individuals have lost their lives annually in vehicular accidents.
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