Police identify motorcyclist who died in northeast Wichita crash

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Police have released the name of a man who died in a motorcycle crash late Friday in northeast Wichita.

Police say Yaihir Yepez-Morales, 35, of Wichita, was traveling with a group of motorcyclists around 10 p.m. Friday.

When the group traveled east on 37th Street North near Oliver, going around a curve, police say Yepez-Morales hit a curb and was ejected.

First responders tried to save him, but he died at the scene.

Police say they believe speed was a factor in the crash.

This is Wichita’s 15th traffic fatality of 2020 and the fifth motorcycle fatality of the year.

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