Friday motorcycle vs. car collision claims life of Waukon man

Friday, July 22 at 8:56 p.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two-vehicle accident on Rossville Road approximately one-half mile south of Waukon, just south of the entrance driveway to the Village Farm & Home.

A motorcycle driven by Matthew Joseph Sweeney, age 41 of Waukon, was traveling northbound toward Waukon on Rossville Road/State Highways 9 and 76 and struck the rear end of a passenger car that was also traveling northbound. Sweeney was thrown from the motorcycle by the impact, and he was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of injuries he suffered in the accident. The driver of the passenger car that was struck in the accident was uninjured.

A service notice for Matthew Joseph Sweeney can be found on Page 28 in the July 27, 2022 e-edition and print edition of The Standard.

The accident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting at the scene of the accident was the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Waukon Police Department, Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance, Waukon Fire Department and Allamakee County Emergency Management.