Motorcycle accident claims one woman’s life

By: Ashley Harding

The crash happened Sunday afternoon on highway 79 about 20 miles north or Lincoln, and it claimed the life of a 37-year-old woman. Dawn Dvorak was out riding with her husband and their ten-year-old son. It turns out she had only purchased her motorcycle the day before the crash.

What began as a fun Sunday outing quickly ended in a family's grief. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Dawn Dvorak or Brainard, Nebraska was traveling north on Highway 79 on her 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster.

Her husband, Jeffery, and their ten-year-old son were riding together on his motorcycle. The trio had just gotten to the stretch of highway between Davey and Rock Creek roads when the crash happened. Sheriff Terry Wagner says, “The motorcycle went left on the center and struck a 2006 Dodge Caravan.”

Deputies say Dawn Dvorak was thrown from the bike due to the impact. She was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. No one else was injured in the crash.

According to Sheriff's officials, Dvorak had only recently gotten both her bike and her license. “It had been purchased the day before. It appears that Dawn Dvorak recently got her motorcycle endorsement Sept. 19th,” said Sheriff Wagner.

Since the news of Dawn's tragic death, friends of the family have taken to Facebook to reach out to her husband and their four children. One message written to her daughter says, “I've known your mother since the day we walked into kindergarten together. She was beautiful inside and out. She was smart, funny and so proud of her family.”