Perry Man Killed in Labor Day Motorcycle Crash in West Des Moines

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Perry man was killed in a crash involving two motorcycles and an SUV on Labor Day in West Des Moines.

Thirty-nine-year-old Mark Eppert’s motorcycle crashed in the 4000 block of University Avenue around 1 p.m. on Monday. Eppert was taken from the scene to a nearby hospital where he later died. His passenger, 42-year-old Heidi Godwin, was also injured.

West Des Moines police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation but that ‘speed was likely a contributing factor.’

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