Motorcyclist, 31, dies after crash in east Wichita


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article misstated how the collision occurred.

A 31-year-old man on a motorcycle died after he collided with a car at Rock Road and Peachtree.

Wichita police said the man was driving north in the 300 block of South Rock Road toward Peachtree when he hit a Honda Civic driven by a 67-year-old woman at about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday.

The woman, Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said, was headed west on Peachtree before the collision.

She “stopped at a stop sign at that location on Rock Road and then made a … turn in front of the motorcycle,” Woodrow said. The site is near Towne East Square.

The man was taken to a Wichita hospital, where he died from his injuries. His name was not released.

Woodrow said Saturday’s crash is the 20th fatal collision in the city this year. A total of 21 people have died, she said.

It’s the eighth fatality involving motorcycles.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker