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Cedar Rapids Motocyclist Dead After Being Struck By Mattress

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 8:16 am    

Authorities are still looking in to a motorcycle accident that led to the death of a Cedar Rapids man.

Motorcyclist John Saddler was riding near Prairiesburg when a mattress flew out of the bed of a pickup truck. The mattress knocked 73-year-old Saddler off his vehicle. The motorcyclist landed on the shoulder. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead on the scene. Saddler, who was from Cedar Rapids, was wearing a helmet. Police have identified Roger Eckensfels as the truck driver. 


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