Marshalltown man killed in motorcycle crash

A Marshalltown man was killed in motorcycle crash reported late Monday night.

The crash happened about two miles north of Marshalltown on Highway 14 about 11 p.m., according to the Iowa State Patrol.

Matthew Lavender, 33, of Marshalltown, was killed in the crash. His passenger, April Stanley, 32, of Marshalltown suffered minor injuries and was taken to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center.

The report shows Lavender was headed northbound, just north of Garwin Road, when the motorcycle left the roadway and entered the right ditch. It traveled through the ditch and turned sideways before rolling several times. Lavender and Stanley were both ejected off the bike.

Lavendar was found dead near the motorcycle.