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Motorcyclist dies in crash

ELDON ? A Batavia man was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon.


At 12:53 p.m. that day, the Wapello County Sheriff?s Office received a 911 call of an accident in the 4000 block of River Road west of Eldon. The investigation revealed a motorcycle operated by Jedd Wharton, 63, of Batavia, was traveling east and attempted to pass another vehicle. Wharton?s motorcycle left the roadway and headed toward a field. He was transported to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.