Thomson man dies in weekend motorcycle crash

THOMSON – A Thomson man died Saturday after being thrown from his motorcycle at state Route 84 and Three Mile Road, about 3 miles north of Thomson.

Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies responded at 4:56 p.m. to a report of a crash involving three vehicles.

According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Tobias Johnson, 24, was heading south when he tried to pass several vehicles. He collided with a northbound car turning west onto Three Mile Road, driven by Nancy Sweitzer, 64, of Milledgeville.

Johnson was thrown from his motorcycle and struck a second northbound vehicle driven by John Disher, 51, of Savanna.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Sweitzer and Disher were taken by ambulances to Mercy Hospital in Clinton, Iowa, where their conditions were unavailable Sunday.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s department and the Carroll County Coroner’s office. Deputy coroner Tony Garcia said an autopsy will not be performed on Johnson, but toxicology tests will be performed.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson. Burial will be at Lower York Cemetery in Thomson.

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