A 39-year-old man has been sentenced for having an unsecured load, related to a crash that killed a motorcyclist from Le Sueur.
Mark Daniel Reiland of New Prague was given one year probation and ordered to pay a fine and fees totalling $275.
According to the State Patrol, Reiland’s pickup was on Highway 19 in Scott County on the evening of June 8th when it lost its load. A Corvette behind the pickup braked and swerved to the right. Thomas Willis Ely of Le Sueur, who was on a motorcycle, also braked and swerved, but struck the Corvette and ran off the roadway. Ely was thrown from his cycle and died of his injuries three days later.
The State Patrol says the items that fell from the pickup included a metal chair, a carpet type item and other debris.