Motorcyclist dies in Miami County accident

KMBC – June 18, 2018

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office said a motorcyclist died after an accident early Monday morning at U.S. 169 Highway and Pleasant Valley Road.

Upon arrival, first responders observed a 2014 Harley Davidson soft tail motorcycle and a 2006 KIA Spectra on the shoulder. Police said it appears the motorcycle was northbound at 5:15 a.m. on U.S. 169 Highway when it lost control and went down. The car struck the motorcycle on the shoulder of the highway.

Police identified the victim as Timothy W. Winterringer, 44, of Garnett, Kansas. He died at the scene and was not wearing a helmet.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

According to witness statements, there were other vehicles in the area during the accident, including an SUV or truck with a camper shell southbound on U.S. 169 Highway, that pulled over on the shoulder for a short period.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division would like to speak to this witness to obtain a statement.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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