MALVERN - A 57-year-old Glenwood man died Sunday afternoon following a motorcycle accident near Malvern.
Charles Edward Wagner died from injuries sustained in a crash near 310th Street and Paddock Ave. shortly after 4 p.m., according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.
Investigators determined Wagner was riding a 2001 Victory motorcycle southbound on 310th Street near Paddock when he lost control of the bike. The motorcycle crashed and overturned after the wheels dropped onto to the right shoulder of the road, according to the report.
The accident occurred around 4:10 p.m.
Investigators believe Wagner may have been trying to stow his hat that had previously blown off when he lost control of the motorcycle.
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted at the scene by deputies from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and volunteers from the Malvern Rescue unit.