WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — An 18-year-old Derby man is dead following a crash between a motorcycle and an SUV. The crash happened Thursday around 10:20 p.m. in the 3900 block of S. Rock Road.
Lt. Daniel Oliver with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said the motorcycle was traveling north, and the SUV was traveling south when the two collided.
“The vehicles collided in the intersection, which resulted in a vehicle fire. Both vehicles were on fire when I arrived, and the fire department arrived,” Oliver said.
The motorcyclist, identified as Brandon Koziar, died at the scene. The 52-year-old woman who was driving the SUV was not injured.
The crash is still under investigation.
“We are conducting a potential possible impairment investigation on the driver of the SUV at this time. Outside of that, the rest of the investigation remains under investigation, and we don’t have any other specifics,” Oliver said.
Epic Church of Wichita sent out the following statement on behalf of the Koziar family.
We are broken hearted to share that Brandon passed away last night in a vehicular accident. Brandon was known for his great attitude, caring spirit, and great hugs. The world was a better place for him being a part of it. May the Holy Spirit comfort the Koziar’s and you during this time.
Feel free to private message us for prayer or with any questions you may have. With how recent this has happened, please give the Koziar’s time to process this. We will post details about the funeral as soon as we have them. We also will share ways you can help soon.”Epic Church on behalf of Koziar family