Thompson Man Killed in Weekend Crash

by Brian Wilson
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–A Winnebago County man was one of two people killed when a motorcycle hit a truck in southern Wright County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 52-year-old Eric Gustafson of Thompson was traveling eastbound on County Road C70 near Woolstock, aboard a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle around 3PM Saturday.

The accident report states that Gustafson attempted to pass a 1995 Ford F150 truck, driven by 49-year-old Patricia Krieger of Woolstock, as Krieger was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Ida Avenue. Gustafson’s motorcycle struck the rear bumper of Krieger’s truck, causing him to lose control.

Gustafson and a passenger, identified as 48-year-old Mindy Chandler of Waukee, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Krieger was uninjured in the accident. The Iowa State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the Woolstock Fire Department and Eagle Grove EMS.

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