Motorcyclist killed in collision

By John Richmeier
Leavenworth Times – January 31, 2017

A man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.

The crash was reported at 3:30 p.m. Friday on South Fourth Street near the entrance to the St. John Hospital complex, 3500 S. Fourth St.

Jeffrey L. Drew, 59, Leavenworth, was traveling south on a 1987 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Linda S. Prather, 72, Leavenworth, was driving north in a turning lane. She was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla.

Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said it appears that Prather allegedly turned her car in front of the motorcycle without seeing Drew.

Drew, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle.

Medical staff from St. John Hospital responded to provide assistance at the scene. Leavenworth County EMS and Leavenworth Fire Department personnel also responded to provide medical assistance.

Drew was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, Kitchens said.

Prather suffered minor injuries.

“She was treated and released,” Kitchens said.

The police chief said there is no indication that alcohol was a factor in the crash. But this is being evaluated as a standard procedure.

Kitchens said police also will try to determine the speed and functionality of the vehicles before any final determinations are made about citations or charges.


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