A Marion police officer reported that the driver of a sports utility vehicle failed to yield when it crashed into a motorcycle and killed its rider, 40-year-old city worker Matthew Dunkel.
The findings of the accident, released in a report Monday by Marion police, are preliminary. Police previously stated they are awaiting of the SUV driver, an 18-year-old from Cedar Rapids.
According to the documents, Dunkel was heading north on Highway 13 last month when the SUV driver turned from Hennessey Drive onto northbound Highway 13 without yielding to Dunkel.
The report said that Dunkel could not have avoided colliding with the SUV. Dunkel was not wearing a helmet, according to the report.
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