On September 4, 2021 at around 9:36pm, the DCSO received a call in reference to motorcycle accident near the intersection of 260th Avenue (M56) and 160th Street.
Gerald Kirchner (62) of Terril was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson southbound on 260th Avenue when he failed to make the curve. Kirchner then entered the east ditch and was ejected from the motorcycle. Kirchner was suspected to have serious or incapacitating injuries and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The motorcycle was considered totaled. The accident remains under investigation.
The DCSO was assisted by the Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance, Spirit Lake Police Department, Spirit Lake First Responders, and Boji Tow.