Public Safety

Motorcyclist from Walker seriously injured in Linn County crash Saturday

A Linn County Sheriff's Office squad car. (file photo)
A Linn County Sheriff’s Office squad car. (file photo)

A motorcyclist from Walker was seriously injured Saturday in a crash near Center Point.

At about 5 p.m., Jay Mathews, 61, lost control of his motorcycle while traveling west near 4670 Urbana Road, according to a Linn County Sheriff’s Office news release. Mathews entered the north ditch rolling and was able to crawl to the shoulder to alert help.

Walker was taken to a hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The release noted Mathews was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash.

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