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Motorcyclist killed in Atchison wreck
09/27/2020

(KAIR)--A Kansas City, Missouri motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck in Atchison.

Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said the wreck happened shortly before 4:00 at the intersection of U.S. 73 Highway and Raven Hill Road.

Wilson said 46-year-old Jason Pelletier was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on U.S. 73 when a westbound Chevy pickup truck on Raven Hill Road driven by 46-year-old Melissa Parkinson, of Leavenworth, entered U.S. 73 and Pelletier collided with her vehicle.

He was transported to the Atchison Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A passenger on his motorcycle, his wife, Colleen Pelletier, was transported by EMS to the hospital with injuries.

Wilson said both were wearing helmets.

Parkinson, who was not hurt, was charged with failure to yield.

 

 

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