(official statement from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office)
On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:07 p.m. Clinton County Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle motorcycle accident with injuries on Highway 136 near mile marker 15, which is just west of Goose Lake. Upon arrival deputies learned the injured individual had been the only person on the motorcycle. A witness reported the motorcycle was westbound on Highway 136 and entered the north ditch.
The driver was transported from the accident scene to the parking lot at Northeast Elementary School to be transferred to an air ambulance helicopter. Shortly after arrival at Northeast, deputies were notified the driver had succumbed to injuries.
Highway 136 was shut down for a brief time.
The victim has been identified by the Sheriff’s Office as 51 year old Scott Maranda of Moline, IL
The accident remains under investigation. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Preston Police Department, Clinton Fire Department, Medic-Ambulance, MedForce 2 air ambulance, Preston-Miles Ambulance, Charlotte Fire Department, Goose Lake Fire Department, the Clinton County Attorney’s Office, and the Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office.