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Mason City man dead after motorcycle-vehicle accident

MASON CITY — Authorities have released the details of a fatal motorcycle versus vehicle accident on Monday in Mason City.

The Mason City Police Department says they were dispatched to the intersection of 11th Northeast and North Rhode Island at about 4:25 PM. The collision involved a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Taylor Bublitz of Mason City and a motorcycle driven by James Birke of Mason City.

Birke suffered injuries in the collision and was transported by ambulance to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center where he later died.

The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact Lt. Jeremy Ryal at the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-2716.

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