Kan. man dies after motorcycle rear-ends vehicle on interstate

Hays Post – April 19, 2017

A Kansas man died in an accident just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday in Wyandotte County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Suzuki GSX-R600X Motorcycle driven by Joseph Thomas Pate Darnell, 32, Kansas City, was southbound on Interstate 635 just south of Interstate 70.

The motorcycle rear-ended a southbound 2010 Ford Escape at a high rate of speed. Darnell was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a helmet, according to the KHP.

The driver of the Ford was Jeanette Lynn Christ, 46, Kansas City.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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