One dead, one injured in bike collision

MANSON – An Onawa man is dead and another injured following an accident Friday morning west of Manson.

Shawn Gosch, 47, of Onawa, was pronounced dead after being taken to Pocahontas Community Hospital.

Gosch and Jeffrey Gray, 49, also of Onawa, were riding their bicycles on Iowa Highway 7, six miles west of Manson, with a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon, driven by Eric Meyer, 30, of Lake View, behind them.

The Iowa State Patrol reported Meyer was unable to avoid contact with Gosch’s bike.

“The chain reaction collision then impacted the bicycle of Jeffrey Gray, throwing him into the north ditch,” a statement from the Iowa State Patrol said.

Gray was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both men were wearing helmets.