Neosho County commission candidate killed in crash
ERIE Kan. (KWCH) - A Neosho County commission candidate was killed on Sunday in a crash just three miles north of Erie.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Christopher D. Ellis, 31, died after his motorcycle was struck by a car on U-59.
Troopers said a 79-year-old Parsons woman driving a Buick Regal southbound on the highway when she crossed the center line and struck Ellis’ 2009 Harley Davidson. He was riding northbound.
Ellis was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Miami County Medical Center where he died. The driver of the Buick suffered minor injuries.
Ellis was the Republican candidate in the Neosho County Commission District 2 race. He was set to challenge incumbent David Orr in November.
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