Motorcycle Crash Claims Life Of Spirit Lake Man

Tue 8-4-2015 ["Dickinson County Road M56 and 160th St."]

(Spirit Lake)-- A motorcycle crash this (Tues.) afternoon claimed the life of a Spirit Lake man. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office identifies the victim as 56-year-old Ricky Geinitz of Spirit Lake.

Authorities say Geinitz was driving a 2001 Honda motorcycle registered to Darin Peterson of Spirit Lake, northbound on County Road M-56, or 260th Avenue, north of the intersection with 160th Street. Authorities say the motorcycle left the roadway at a curve and collided with an embankment.

Geinitz was pronounced dead a short time after the crash.

Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $650.

Authorities say the crash remains under investigation.

Authorities were called to the scene shortly before 2:00 p.m.

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Spirit Lake First Responders, Lakes Regional Healthcare ambulance and paramedics and Bob's Tow and Repair.