Motorcycle driver dies after colliding with Johnson County Sheriff's deputy
A motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy Sunday on 175th Street.
At about 10:10 a.m., Kansas Highway Patrol troopers were notified of an injury crash involving two vehicles on 175th just east of Interstate 35. The crash involved a Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle and a Yamaha motorcycle, the Highway Patrol said in a statement.
The motorcyclist and deputy were transported to a hospital with injuries. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 46-year-old David Lohuis of Olathe, later died. He was not wearing a helmet.
The Highway Patrol Critical Highway Accident Response Team (CHART) responded to complete a forensic map of the scene.
The online crash report, posted Sunday night, said the deputy was 35-year-old Travis Turner of Overland Park. The report said Turner was stopped at the top of the ramp to 175th Street from the northbound interstate exit. As Turner turned west his vehicle struck the motorcycle, which was eastbound on 175th St.
Eastbound and westbound 175th Street over I-35 were shut down and will remain closed until the conclusion of the investigation, the Highway Patrol said.