GOVE COUNTY, Kansas — A motorcycle rider who was escorting the body of a World War II veteran died after he lost control of his motorcycle in western Kansas, and a second deadly crash happened minutes later when a car crashed into a firetruck responding to the first crash.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the motorcycle crash happened on Interstate 70 in Gove County shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday. The second crash happened a few minutes later.
The motorcycle driver was identified as 65-year-old Lennie Riedel of Colby, Kansas. The car’s driver was 81-year-old Cal Silvrants of Fredericksburg, Virginia.