The Iowa State Patrol says a Centerville man has died following a motorcycle accident north of Centerville Friday afternoon.

According to the state patrol's minimal crash report, the fatal accident occured Friday at approximately 3:36 p.m. a quarter-mile south of the Highway J29 and Highway 5 intersection.

Donald Lee Bates, 63, of Centerville, was listed as deceased as a result of the single-vehicle accident.

The report states that Bates, driving a 2012 Harley Davidson, was driving south bound on Highway 5 when he left the roadway and drove onto the shoulder. The Iowa State Patrol's minimal crash report states the driver lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle began flipping and Bates was thrown from the vehicle.

The crash report states that Bates was not wearing a helmet.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted on the scene by the Appanoose County Sheriff's Office, the Centerville Fire Department and Mercy Ambulance.


Click here to the view the report by the Iowa State Patrol.

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