The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to two separate accidents on Sunday in Pawnee County. One of the accidents had a fatality.
At 5:27 p.m. at mile marker 190 one mile west of Pawnee Rock.
A 2006 Harley Davidson driven by Joseph Freeman, 39, of Broken Arrow Okla. was westbound. The driver of the motorcycle lost control due to ice and slush on the road and slid into the eastbound lanes. A 2014 Chevy Traverse, driven by Jessica Poe, 34, of Great Bend, struck the motorcycle. Freeman was killed in the accident. He was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the Traverse along with its passenger Chad Poe, 38, of Great Bend received possible injuries. The report does not state if they were taken to the hospital. The other two passengers in the Traverse had no injuries, they were Jade Poe, 12 and Carson Poe, 9. Everyone in the Traverse were wearing their seat belt.
The Kansas Highway Patrol also responded to another accident. At 3:43 p.m. at mile marker 98 on K-156. A 2002 Chevy impala, driven by Canuto Sierra Perez, 60, of Deerfield, was westbound on K-156. The vehicle started to slide due to ice and slush on the roads. The vehicle slid sideways into the eastbound lane. A 1999 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by Colten Tipton, 25, of Hutchinson, was eastbound on K-156 and struck the Impala in the eastbound lane. The Impala came to rest in the middle of K-156 and the Mountaineer came to rest in the south ditch.
The Driver of the Impala along with its passengers Maria Perez, 46, and Canuto Perez Jr, 8, was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital for possible injuries.
The driver of the Mountaineer and one of its passengers Hunter Cody, 3, had no injuries. The other two passengers Lisa Ryan, 23, and Bailee Ryan, 7 months received possible injuries. The reports did not state if they were taken to the hospital.
Everyone in both vehicles were wearing their seat belts and the 7 month old was in a car seat.