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Archive for Thursday, January 4, 2007

Woman dies from motorcycle wreck

January 4, 2007

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An Overland Park woman died Tuesday of injuries she received in a motorcycle accident on Monday south of Tonganoxie.

Bobbi K. Ladd, 46, died at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The patrol said Ladd was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Larry Joe Ferrell, 52, of Kansas City, Kan., that was traveling about 1:10 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 24-40, just north of Hemphill Road.

The kickstand on the 1982 Honda motorcycle, which was heading east, began dragging on the pavement. Ferrell lost control of the bike, which went off the road, throwing Ferrell and Ladd.

Ferrell, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition Wednesday, hospital officials said.

Ladd was wearing a helmet, according to the highway patrol.

The accident site is about 3 miles south of Tonganoxie.

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