Allamakee Fatality

By: News Release
Jul 26th, 2020

On July 25, 2020 at 11:38 AM, the Allamakee County Sheriff's 911 Dispatch Center received a report of single occupant motorcycle crash on County Road X52 approximately 3 miles north of Harpers Ferry, lowa.
Gary Lee Thomforde (age 69) of Redwing Minnesota was traveling southbound on County Road X52 and failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Thomforde was thrown from the motorcycle. Thomforde was transported to a La Crosse, Wisconsin hospital by ambulance.
Thomforde died of injuries received in the crash
Assisting at the scene was the Harpers Ferry Fire and Rescue Service, lowa Department of Natural Resources, Allamakee County Sheriff's Office and lowa State Patrol.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff's Office.
Authority Allamakee County Sheriff