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Motorcycle driver dies in accident with semi in south Wichita

Motorcycle driver dies in accident with semi in south Wichita

By Kyle McCaskey. CREATED Oct 10, 2013

A 38-year-old man driving a motorcycle was killed when he was hit by a semi near Mt. Vernon and Pattie Thursday around 1:45 p.m.

Wichita Police Sgt. Kelly O'Brien said police are investigating what caused the wreck.

"The semi truck was southbound, making a left hand turn onto Mt. Vernon, while the motorcyclist was westbound on Mt. Vernon," O'Brien said. 

The semi driver, a man in his 50s driving a Saia truck, was not hurt. 

"We encourage drivers to be cautious of motorcycles on the road, and at the same time, we encourage motorcyclists to drive safe, wear their helmet," O'Brien said.