Horton man killed in Jefferson Co crash

(KNZA)--A Wednesday afternoon two-vehicle Jefferson County crash claimed the life of a Horton man.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened on U.S. 59 Highway, north of K-16, around 4:15.

According to the KHP report, 59-year-old Michael Schecher was driving a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle when a van in front of him slowed to make a left turn into a private drive. Schecher attempted to pass the van as it was the process of turning and the vehicles collided.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Patrol says Schecher was wearing eye protection at the time of the crash but was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the van, 29-year-old Topeka resident John Morris, was not hurt.

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