Victims involved in fatal I-80 crash identified

One killed after semi vs. motorcycle crash Wednesday on I-80 eastbound near the Herbert Hoover Highway exit in Johnson County. (photo courtesy Iowa DOT)

State authorities have identified the people involved in a fatal crash involving two motorcycles and a semi truck on I-80 Wednesday night.

The Iowa State Patrol two motorcycles were traveling together on I-80 EB near the Herbert Hoover Highway exit when they started to slow down for stopped traffic ahead for a previous accident. The crash report says the semi was traveling behind the motorcycles and didn't stop in time, hitting both motorcycles.

One motorcyclist, 63-year-old John Harvey of Manor, Penn., died as a result of the crash. The other motorcyclist, 72-year-old Raymond Mitchell Jr. of Youngstown, Penn. was injured. The driver of the semi, Bobby Stephen of Janesville, Wisc. was also injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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