Shawnee man dies in motorcycle crash on I-35 ramp

A 38-year-old man was killed early Monday when his motorcycle crashed on the ramp at 75th Street and northbound Interstate 35, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The victim was identified as Jason M. Gearhart of Shawnee. The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. when Gearhart was traveling on the ramp from I-35 northbound to 75th Street, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The motorcycle Gearhart was riding left the roadway and went into the right ditch. It then struck boulders, which caused Gearhart to be thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation.