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Speed a factor in crash that killed one

Speed appears to be a factor in collision that killed a 36-year-old motorcyclist, police said Monday.

Police identified the motorcyclist in Friday's crash as Carl G. Terrell of Wichita.

His death is Wichita's 14th traffic fatality of 2009.

The accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Kansas and involved a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle, said police spokesman Gordon Bassham.

Witnesses saw the motorcycle going south on Kansas "at a high rate of speed" when the northbound Monte Carlo turned left into a private drive, police said.

According to witnesses, Terrell "laid his motorcycle down on its side, and it slid into the Monte Carlo," police said.

Terrell, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old man driving the car and his two passengers were not injured.

No charges have been filed, and the investigation continues, Bassham said.

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