Four Motorcyclists Dead in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash

Four motorcyclists were killed in a suspected drunk driving crash in Iowa this week. The crash occurred only minutes after dispatchers received reports that a pickup truck was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic, police officials said.

According to news reports, the motorcyclists were on their way home after attending the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., when they were struck by a pickup truck being driven by 21-year-old Andrew D. Schlichtemeier.

The four motorcyclists who were killed have been identified as 62-year-old Dennis Chaney, 49-year-old Dale Aspedon, 62-year-old Steven Benscoter and 48-year-old Jay Bock.

Schlichtemeier suffered only minor injuries in the accident. He is under investigation by Iowa State Patrol for suspected drunk driving and may face four charges of vehicular homicide pending the outcome of the investigation.

Schlichtemeier submitted to a blood test for alcohol content before being discharged from the hospital. The results of that test have yet to be released.