Late Night Motorcycle Accident Kills a Shawnee County Man

A late night accident has left a Topeka motorcyclist dead after he hit a car on his motorcycle.

The car was attempting a U-Turn on the bridge near K-4 and Seward in Topeka according to authorities working the scene.

The motorcycle hit the car towards the back of the driver's side as it came from behind the car.

State Trooper Eric Hirst says the driver "didn't really know where he was and was just trying to find his way back to the interstate." Hirst also said the driver is from Texas.

The man on the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet according to Hirst.

Neither person in the car is reported to have suffered injuries.

Authorities have not released the name of the motorcyclist yet, pending notification of family.

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