Archive for Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Two motorcyclists killed in separate accidents

August 23, 2006

Two motorcyclists were killed last week on Leavenworth County roads.

A 19-year-old Lenexa man was killed when his motorcycle collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 on Kansas Highway 5, about a quarter-mile east of 123rd Street.

According to sheriff's reports, Leonid P. Sukher was traveling faster than the speed limit in an effort to hill jump. As he completed the maneuver, he lost control of his motorcycle as his front tire touched the road. He veered into the oncoming lane and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Lisa A. Majure, 43, Fort Leavenworth.

Sukher was thrown from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet, reports said.

Majure and a passenger, Hunter, Majure, 8, Fort Leavenworth, were not injured.

The following day -- last Wednesday -- a Kansas City, Mo., man died during an accident in Leavenworth.

Reggie Adams, 54, who was providing escort services to a funeral procession, died after his motorcycle was struck at 10th Avenue and Eisenhower Road.

Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said Adams was driving his cycle west on Eisenhower about 2:15 p.m. A Toyota pickup truck driven by Larry Honsinger, 72, Leavenworth, was headed east on Eisenhower and attempting to make a left turn onto 10th when it struck the motorcycle. The impact threw Adams off the motorcycle.

"He evidently had been blocking traffic at Eisenhower and De Soto (Road) and was going to catch up with the procession when he was struck," Wayman said.

There were no citations issued.

Adams was transported from the accident scene to St. John's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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