Two cyclists killed on Kansas highway when car crashes into them from behind, troopers say

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State troopers say two bicyclists were killed after a car ran into them from behind on a Kansas highway Thursday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the fatal wreck at around 7:11 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 160 about a mile west of Medicine Lodge in Barber County, a Kansas Highway Patrol said in a crash report states.

Two cyclists were riding their bikes eastbound on U.S. 160 when a 2018 Ford Focus struck both bicycles from behind, the crash report states.

Troopers identified the driver of the car as James C. Ramey, 44, of Mulvane. He was not injured in the collision.

Robert W. Christensen, 64, of Medicine Lodge, was one of the two bicycle riders, the crash report states. He died at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. The other cyclist died at the scene. He was identified as Thomas M. Foust, 56, of West Columbia, South Carolina.

The crash would have happened about 40 minutes before sunset.

Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said a 14-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on Harry near Oliver on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the boy was undergoing surgery at a hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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