• Vulture causes fatal motorcycle crash in Kansas, highway patrol says

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LAKE CITY, Kan. -

    Two people riding a motorcycle in south-central Kansas were killed when a vulture came out of a ditch and hit the driver’s head, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol

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    The accident occurred Saturday afternoon in Barber County, according to the Highway Patrol report. Killed were Brandon Husband, 42, and his passenger, Jennifer Husband, 43, according to the report. Brandon Husband died at the scene, while Jennifer Husband died at an area hospital seven hours later, according to the Highway Patrol report.

    Neither person was wearing a helmet, the Highway Patrol said.

    According to the report, the vulture came out of the ditch and struck Brandon Husband in the head. The impact caused the motorcycle to veer off the road, hit a barbed-wire fence and overturn, according to the Highway Patrol.

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