Archive for Monday, August 13, 2012

Tonganoxie man killed in motorcylce accident on U.S. 24-40

August 13, 2012


— A 47-year-old Tonganoxie man died in a motorcycle accident late Sunday near Tonganoxie.

The accident occurred about 11:10 p.m. a mile south of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40.

The motorcyclist, Elias Velasquez, was heading toward Tonganoxie when he lost control of a 1991 Harley Davidson Sportser and went off the road to the right, according to Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office reports. Velasquez was thrown from the bike and hit a warning sign and a guard rail. The bike continued into the ditch, where it came to rest.

Emergency personnel pronounced Velasquez dead at the scene, reports said.


Austinite 1 year, 8 months ago

RIP Eli. You will always be loved and never be forgotten. I'm so thankful I was blessed to have had you in my life. You were the most loving and giving person I've ever met. A true Angel that walked the Earth.


Gotland 1 year, 8 months ago

RIP, however I wonder why certain paternal liberals aren't screaming about outlawing motorcycles


nate cleveland 1 year, 8 months ago

helemt probably wouldnt have mattered...


The_Original_Bob 1 year, 8 months ago

24/40 is Death. I saw today that a stoplight will be put in at 158th and 24/40. That intersection killed another person last week.

"Velasquez was thrown from the bike and hit a warning sign and a guard rail. "

Not sure a helmet would have saved this man. 65 mph through there.

Condolences to his family and friends.


greenworld 1 year, 8 months ago

let me guess probly wasnt wearing a helmet....


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