Ankeny High School student dies in Sunday morning motorcycle crash

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POLK COUNTY — A 17-year-old Ankeny High School student died early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash near the border of Saylorville and Ankeny.

Polk County deputies responded to a crash in the 7100 block of NW 6th Dr around 12:09 a.m. Sunday.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says when deputies arrived, they found one person unresponsive. Deputies performed life-saving measures on 17-year-old Jordan Leon, but she died at the scene.

“It is a sad day at Ankeny High School as we grieve the death of one of our students, Jordan Leon, who died Sunday,” the Ankeny Community School District said in a statement. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with Jordan’s family and friends. The school is working closely with the family to ensure they are supported through this difficult time.  We have counselors available for students and staff as we deal with the loss in our school family.”

The 17-year-old male driving the motorcycle suffered minor injuries.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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