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O'Brien County Sheriff's Office

SUTHERLAND—A 69-year-old Paullina man was injured in a motorcycle accident about 4:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, on Highway 10 about a mile south of Sutherland.

William Dean Rice was driving a 2002 Hartley-Davidson FLSTFI south on Highway 10 (Vine Avenue) where it turns east and was unable to keep the motorcycle on the road, according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.

The motorcycle entered the south ditch, hit the broadside of the embankment and a barbed wire fence.

Rice told authorities the motorcycle did not seem to be operating correctly before the accident.

He was transported by the Sutherland Ambulance to Cherokee Regional Medical Center.

A passenger, 63-year-old Barb Lynn Rice, his wife, was not injured, according to the incident report.

The motorcycle received an estimated $5,000 damage.