Iowa man dies from injuries 15 days after bike crash
LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northeastern Iowa man injured last month when he lost control of his bicycle and crashed on a highway has died of his injuries.
The Courier reported Tuesday that 52-year-old Jeffery “Touie” Lutgen died Sunday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where he had been since the crash.
Investigators say Lutgen was riding shortly after 10 p.m. Sept. 30 when his bicycle wiped out in the area of Commercial Street and Highway 218, causing him to hit his head. La Porte City Police Chief Larry Feaker says a neighbor witnessed the crash and called for help.
The chief says Lutgen had been involved in a ride earlier in the day and was riding to a friend’s house when he crashed.
Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com