Fort Riley Soldier Killed In Motorcycle Accident

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner/Stephanie Schultz)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner/Stephanie Schultz)
The Kansas HIghway Patrol says a Fort Riley soldier died in an accident in the 2000 block of McDowell Creek Road near Manhattan.

MGN Online

(WIBW) Authorities say a Fort Riley soldier was killed Thursday evening in a one-vehicle accident in Manhattan.

Riley County Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol were called around 6:15 pm to a motorcycle accident in the 2000 block of McDowell Creek Road.

KHP says 29 year-old Jose Laureanomercado of Manhattan, was driving his motorcycle northbound on McDowell Creek Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, drove onto a gravel shoulder, lost control and fell off the bike, hitting the guardrail. He was ejected off the bike. Troopers believe speed was a factor in the crash.
KHP says Laureanomercado was wearing a helmet.


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