Archive for Monday, June 13, 2011

18-year-old rural De Soto student killed in motorcycle crash

June 13, 2011, 8:04 p.m. Updated June 13, 2011, 9:21 p.m.


Bryan Jessip, 18, of De Soto, died after his motorcycle collided with a minivan just before 5 p.m. Monday in the intersection of 115th Street and Waverly Road in Lexington.

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the fatality crash at 4:45 p.m. Deputies have not officially released Jessip's name, but it was confirmed by De Soto USD 232 officials early Monday evening.

The minivan was traveling eastbound on 115th Street, and the motorcycle was heading north on Waverly Road.

Jessip was pronounced dead at the scene. While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, deputies report that Jessip was wearing a helmet.

Jessip had recently completed his junior year at De Soto High School.

The minivan occupants, a woman and two children, were taken to an area hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.


sunflowercat 6 years, 11 months ago

Bryan was a wonderful kid. He will greatly missed by all. Praying for his family and friends.

StirrrThePot 6 years, 11 months ago

My heart breaks for the family of this young man. God be with them and the folks in the mini-van as well.

hipper_than_hip 6 years, 11 months ago

The death notice of an eighteen year old isn't the proper forum for your senseless rant. Go troll somewhere else.

MISTERTibbs 6 years, 11 months ago

From the looks of the intersection, the minivan driver would have either failed to yield or didn't even see him. Riders need to be ultra aware at these minimally controlled intersections and drivers need to be more attentive to their surroundings.

slingrat 6 years, 11 months ago


Why is De Soto USD 232 releasing student information? They really should not be doing that in lieu of the Sheriff office, official statement. Anything about students to a new source is wrong.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 11 months ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to the young man's family and friends. Too young, too soon.

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