Woman killed, man hospitalized in Old Town motorcycle crash

One woman is dead and a man is still hospitalized after a motorcycle crash in Old Town Wichita on Sunday, Officer Charley Davidson said during the police department’s Monday news briefing.

At about 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to a crash at Third and Washington, Davidson said.

A group of motorcycles were traveling south on Washington when a driver in a 2012 gray Chevy Sonic traveling north on Washington turned left onto Third, Davidson said.

The Sonic turned “in front of several motorcycles that were traveling together on the southbound lanes of Washington,” Davidson said.

A 25-year-old male driver on a 2009 black Harley Davidson motorcycle struck the front of the Sonic, Davidson said. He and his 26-year-old female passenger were thrown from the motorcycle and received critical injuries. Both were taken to the hospital, where the woman has since died from her injuries.

A 30-year-old male driving a 2005 blue Honda clipped the back of the Sonic, but he was not injured.

The 25-year-old man still has critical injuries, Davidson said.

The wreck is under investigation, Davidson said, and impairment is not thought to be a factor in the fatal crash.

This is the 23rd fatal crash in Wichita this year.

California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety put together this video to help reduce the number of motorcycle fatal and injury collisions and to promote roadway safety.