Police identify motorcyclist killed in crash near downtown Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department has identified the victim in Monday’s fatal accident as 29-year-old John Bonner of Wichita.

The crash happened in the 1300 block of Museum Boulevard around 9:40 p.m. Wichita police said they located Bonner lying in the street with critical injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said their investigation revealed Bonner was operating a red 2012 Kawasaki Motorcycle westbound on Museum Boulevard with a group of other motorcyclists. He was unable to manipulate a curve and struck the curb. 

Police believe speed was a factor in the accident. They said the crash is the 14th fatality of 2020 in Wichita and the fifth involving a motorcycle.

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