Reno County motorcycle crash sends man to hospital in Wichita

A motorcycle crashed in Reno County on the north side of Cheney Lake just before 3 p.m. Monday, sending the driver to the hospital in critical condition.

According to the Reno County Sheriff’s Department, Kyle Werner, 22, and Jessica Parson, 21, both of Hutchinson, were traveling south on Yoder Road on a 2001 Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle. As they approached the curve at Silver Lake Road, Werner locked up the brakes, according to the sheriff’s department. The motorcycle slid off the roadway and struck a stop sign.

Werner was not wearing a helmet and was taken by the Life Team helicopter to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita.

Parson was wearing a helmet and suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.