A routine traffic stop in Wichita, Kansas ended in a fatal accident for a motorcycle passenger. According to KSN.com, Sedgwick County police attempted to pull over a motorcycle with two passengers due to suspicious behavior on September 1. As they approached the bike, the operator sped off with his passenger through a residential area. Police chased them, but speeds were excessive and police called the chase off. The couple was spotted again on K-42, and deputies chased them again. The motorcycle sped away at over 100 mph, so the police called off the pursuit again.
Officials found the motorcycle on 135th, where it crashed in a residential area. The operator of the motorcycle, 21-year-old Joshua Wynn, is in serious condition at Via Christi Hospital. The passenger, 19-year-old Mallory Scofield, died at the scene of the accident. Sadly, the Sheriff’s department reports that no one was chasing the bike when it crashed, since the pursuit ended five minutes before the motorcycle accident. The Kansas Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident.
There is no word on the reason for the biker’s race from the police, but his joyride probably had more effects than he originally intended.
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