Woman killed in Sunday motorcycle crash identified

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Wichita Police have identified a woman killed in a crash in Old Town on Sunday afternoon as 26-year-old Sarah Schnake.

The 25-year-old man who was critically hurt in the same crash remains hospitalized in critical condition.

No one else was seriously hurt.

Police say the case remains under investigation and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office.

Update: Monday, November 5, 2018

Wichita police say a 26-year-old woman who was thrown from a motorcycle in Old Town on Sunday has died from her injuries.

Police say the 25-year-old man she was riding with was also thrown from the motorcycle, he remains in critical condition.

Investigators say the two were riding with a group of motorcycles, traveling southbound on Washington, when a 2012 gray Chevy Sonic, driving northbound on Washington, turned left onto 3rd Street.

The 25-year-old motorcycle rider, driving a 2009 black Harley with the 26-year-old female passenger, struck the front of the Sonic. Both were thrown from the motorcycle and suffered critical injuries.

A 30-year-old man riding a blue Honda Goldwing clipped the back of the Sonic but was not hurt.

Police say they don't know if those on the motorcycles were wearing helmets.

The woman's death marks the 23rd fatality of the year.

The investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office once it's complete.

Investigators say they don't believe the driver of the Sonic was impaired. She was not hurt in the crash.


Two people are critically injured, and another is hurt after two motorcycles collided with a car in Old Town Sunday evening.

The crash happened around 4:10 p.m. near 3rd and Washington.

Two motorcycles were traveling southbound in the curb lane on Washington when a gray car headed northbound in the center lane cut across traffic and hit them.

Police say a motorcycle that carried two passengers hit the front of the car, they were transported to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the car was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries

Officers urge drivers to stay alert when motorcycles are on the road.

Washington is shut down while crews work to clean-up the scene.