Accident At Corner Of Hwy 71 & Aurora Avenue In Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 8-14-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- An accident Monday evening at the intersection of Highway 71 and Aurora Avenue in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

Police say 22-year-old Nicholas O'Reilly of Spirit Lake was driving a 2019 Polaris Slingshot and was turning onto the highway when he lost control of the vehicle. It then skidded about 73 feet until it hopped a median, facing oncoming traffic. It then spun around a 2004 Honda motorcycle driven by 50-year-old Gregory Dean of Spirit Lake, who was forced to tip over. An accident report says Dean's motorcycle may have been struck by O'Reilly's vehicle during the incident.

Dean was taken by ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare.

The incident took place around 8:20 pm.