Motorcycle Crash at Russell I-70 Exit Injures Virginia Couple
- Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 09:35
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at 7:40 PM Friday, a 2006 Yamaha driven by 65-year-old Thomas Richard Cooke of Hampton, Virginia was turning left from the eastbound Interstate 70 off ramp at exit 184 onto US Highway 281 south of Russell.
Cooke failed to yield to a 2003 Freightliner semitruck that was northbound on 281. Cooke collided with the truck's trailer.
He and a passenger on the motorcycle, 63-year-old Stacye Lynn Cooke also of Hampton, were transported to Russell Regional Hospital and later air lifted to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.
The semi driver, 53-year-old Steven W. Snyder of Wichita, was not injured.
The KHP reported all involved were properly restrained.Read More Local News