Rural Meriden man dies after July 17 motorcycle accident

Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:30 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

JEFFERSON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Jefferson Co. officials say a man involved in a July 17th motorcycle accident has passed away.

Sheriff Jeff Herrig says his office was informed Monday evening that Cory Saric, 35, of rural Meriden died from injuries sustained in a wreck on a hilly stretch of K-92 between K-4 and Ozawkie.

The accident happened around 12:55 p.m. when a 1997 Ford F-350 flatbed truck broke down in the westbound lane near Valley View Dr, which is located on a hillcrest.

Herrig said an eastbound Volkswagen was able to brake in time and avoid hitting the stranded truck and people standing in the roadway.

Saric, who was following the Volkswagen on a motorcycle was able to avoid making contact with the car, but left the road and lost control.

Herrig said Saric was then airlifted to Stormont Vail in Topeka after suffering a serious head injury. Herrig said it wasn’t clear when Saric actually passed away.

Officials say Saric was riding alone at the time and no citations were issued.

Copyright 2021 WIBW. All rights reserved.