KTA Officials Release Name Of Motorcyclist Killed Along I-470

By: Justin Surrency/Josh Mabry/Chelsey Moran
By: Justin Surrency/Josh Mabry/Chelsey Moran

Photo: Carissa Fox/WIBW-TV

Photo: Carissa Fox/WIBW-TV

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A fatal motorcycle accident has left one person dead and two injured.

Kansas Turnpike Officials are reporting that a Lawrence motorcyclist John Williamson, 59, was killed when he lost control on the eastbound lanes of I-470 between southwest Topeka Boulevard and Southeast Adams.

Turnpike officials say that seven motorcyclists were riding in a group when the driver loss control causing two other drivers to swerve to avoid the accident.

Williamson who was killed was wearing a helmet.

43-year-old Vernon Riddle was transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries. 34-year-old Dustin Casto had possible injuries but the extent is unknown.

Kansas Turnpike Officials say the accident is still under investigation.


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