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Inattentive driving suspected cause of fatal motorcycle, pickup accident in S. Wichita

One person is dead after a Tuesday-night (March 30) crash involving a pickup and a semi near...
One person is dead after a Tuesday-night (March 30) crash involving a pickup and a semi near Pawnee and Washington in south Wichita.(KWCH 12)
Published: Mar. 30, 2021 at 10:10 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita Police suspect that inattentive driving is the cause of a fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday.

Police said that the motorcyclist, 29-year-old Kyle Eaton, was stopped on Pawnee waiting to turn left onto Mosley when a car struck Eaton from behind, pushing him into oncoming traffic.

Despite life-saving efforts, Eaton died on scene. This is the first motorcycle fatality of the year in Wichita.

A 29-year-old man died from their injuries in a Tuesday night crash involving a pickup and a motorcycle in south Wichita. The crash happened after 9 p.m. at Pawnee near Washington.

A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor indicated the person injured in the crash died on the scene.

Wichita Police said that the motorcycle was rear-ended and then pushed into an oncoming lane of traffic, where the motorcyclist was hit again by another vehicle.

There were no other injuries.

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