Motorcyclist dies in accident on U.S. 73 in Wyandotte County

A motorcyclist died after an accident at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, March 30, on U.S. 73 about one mile south of the Wyandotte-Leavenworth county line.

Justin R. Williams, 31, of Junction City, Kan., was taken to a Johnson County hospital after the accident, and was pronounced dead about 4:40 a.m. March 31.

Williams was riding a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on U.S. 73 in the left lane.

For an unknown reason, the motorcycle left the roadway, went into the center grass median, and rolled, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s crash log. The driver was ejected.

Williams was wearing a helmet, the report stated.


Open burn ban issued for KCK

An open burn ban has been issued for Kansas City, Kan.

A spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department stated that because of high winds and dry conditions today, the Fire Department is asking all residents who have burn permits for today to refrain from any outdoor burning until further notice.

Anyone who has a burn permit for today may go to the nearest fire station to request a burn permit for whenever the burn ban is lifted, the spokesman said.

Outdoor burn permits must be issued 24 hours before the three-day burn permit starts.

The National Weather Service forecast for March 31 indicates high winds for most of the day, causing concern for outdoor fires, the Fire Department spokesman said.