Man dies after motorcycle accident at I-70 and I-435

An Iowa man died of his injuries in a motorcycle accident at 5:10 p.m. Aug. 19 on I-70 near I-435 in Wyandotte County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

Charles A. Geertz, 63, of Muscatine, Iowa, was on the ramp from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 when his Harley-Davidson went off the road for an unknown reason into the right ditch, according to the trooper’s report.

The motorcycle came back onto the road, went back off, came back on, then went off again, the trooper’s report stated.

The driver was still unable to regain control, and the motorcycle started to go into a sideways yaw, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver was unable to recover and hit a large rock In the ditch, the report stated. The bike vaulted, the front tire struck a bridge pillar about 6.5 feet up and came down on its side, according to the report.

The driver landed between the motorcycle and the bridge pillar, the report stated.

The driver was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to the report.

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