Walford motorcyclist hit, killed near Wright Brothers Boulevard

Driver of car arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A Walford man was killed Friday when his motorcycle was struck man who was allegedly driving drunk.

Cedar Rapids police and fire and Area Ambulance were dispatched to a crash at the Interstate 380 and Wright Brothers Boulevard interchange at 10:47 p.m. Aug. 5. First responders found a motorcycle driver, 59-year-old Gregory P. Erenberger, who had been hit and thrown from his motorcycle.

Emergency medical care was administered to Erenberger, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Police determined Erenberger was stopped at the traffic light on the east side of the Interstate 380 overpass on Wright Brothers Boulevard, facing west, when he was hit from behind by a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by 25-year-old Taylor J. Latare, of Cedar Rapids. As a result of the investigation, Latare was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said the crash remains under investigation and more charges could be filed.

According to an obituary, Erenberger was born in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Prairie High School in 1974. He went on to wrestle for Upper Iowa University, graduating in 1978.

Erenberger founded Edge Asset Management, a fee-only investment firm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and riding his motorcycle, according to his obituary.

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