Authorities: Man riding motorcycle dies following crash in central Iowa


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AMES, Iowa — A man riding a motorcycle has died following a crash in central Iowa.

The Story County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Benjamin Parsons, of Boone, was traveling on a Harley Davidson motorcycle Thursday night on Highway 30 near Ames when he left the roadway and was thrown from the bike. No others vehicles were involved.

Parsons was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The crash remains under investigation.

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