Motorcycle, Semi Collide; Moto Driver Pronounced Dead

LAWRENCE, Kan. - At 4:26 pm on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008, Lawrence Police officers responded to the scene of an injury accident at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa Streets.

Upon arrival officers discovered that a motorcycle collided with a semi tractor trailer. The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Clinton Parkway and the truck was traveling westbound on 23rd Street turning south onto Iowa Street.

The motorcycle rider was identified as Douglas W. Puckett, a 44 year old male from Indiana. The truck driver was identified as Daniel L. Arnold, a 52 year old male from Texas. Mr. Puckett died at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The intersection remained closed for approximately 6 1/2 hours during the initial investigation.


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