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Fatal Accident

A motorcycle accident Thursday claimed the life of a Dubuque woman. Around 7:48 PM, the Dubuque Police Department responded to the 16th Street entrance ramp to Highway 151/61 and observed a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle on its side. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 40-year old Shannon Katka of Dubuque. The passenger of the motorcycle was identified as 43-year old Shelly Brenke, also of Dubuque. Katka was traveling north on the entrance ramp when he lost control causing him and Brenke to be ejected from the motorcycle. Katka was transported to Unity Point Finley Hospital for medical treatment. Brenke was pronounced dead at the scene.

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