A 39-year-old Wichita man was killed Friday when his motorcycle crashed head-on into an SUV at 45th Street South and Seneca, police said.
Wichita police Sgt. Dan Binkley said a preliminary investigation indicates the man was driving north in a southbound lane of Seneca, possibly to pass other vehicles, when the collision occurred around 9:25 p.m.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead by Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services a short time later at the scene, Binkley said. His name has not been released.
The 22-year-old man driving the SUV and his passenger, a woman in her 30s, suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene, Binkley said. Both are Wichita residents, he said.
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Seneca from 44th Street South to just north of 47th is expected to remain closed until after midnight while police continue to investigate, Binkley said.