Collision Of Two Motorcycles Claims Life Of Logan, Iowa Woman

Sat 8-15-2015 []

(Spirit Lake)-- A collision of two motorcycles Friday afternoon on Highway 71 south of 36th Street in Spirit Lake claimed the life of a Logan, Iowa woman. Spirit Lake police identify the victim as 53-year-old Julie Coolman.

Police say Coolman was driving a motorcycle southbound when she collided with the rear of another southbound motorcycled operated by 45-year-old Laura Levell of Magnolia, Iowa.

Authorities say Coolman died of her injuries a short time after the collision; Levell was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital with incapacitating injuries.

The collision took place around 2:00 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway 71.

The Spirit Lake Police Department was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Okoboji Police Department, Spirit Lake First Responders and the Spirit Lake Fire Department.