Accident Claims Life; 6th Motorcycle Rider Killed This Week

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A Newton man has died after an accident earlier this week.

45-year-old Timothy Mescher crashed his motorcycle on Wednesday, entering a ditch and flipping several times. He was taken to a Wichita hospital where he died Friday.

He is the sixth person to die this week from a motorcycle accident.

On Monday, at 45th St. N. and Oliver near Bel Aire, a man died when he lost control of his bike and slid into an oncoming minivan.

Tuesday, officers running radar attempted to stop a speeding motorcycle. The driver sped off and stuck a curb. 35-year-old Brandy Spencer died at the scene of the accident. Her husband, 32-year-old William Spencer died at the hospital later the same night.

Wednesday, 47-year-old Duane Cool of El Dorado was killed when strong winds may have caused him to lose control of his bike at Old 254 and Ohio St. just east of Towanda.

Thursday, 55-year-old Robert Crandall struck a deer while riding his motorcycle on Pretty Prairie Rd in Reno County. He died the next day at a Wichita hospital.

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