An Attica man died following a high-speed motorcycle crash, local police said.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury motorcycle accident in the 2400 block of Highway 5, near the Marion/Monroe County line on June 30 at 6:56 p.m.

The initial investigation shows that a 2001 Harley Davidson, operated by Kevin Lee VanPolen, of Attica, was traveling northbound on Highway 5 at a high rate of speed. As the motorcycle was negotiating a curve it left the roadway and VanPolen was thrown from the motorcycle and entered the east ditch. VanPolen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Responding agencies included the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, and Bussey Fire and Rescue.

The accident remains under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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