Sunday, October 7, 2012
A Russell man died after being hit by a pickup truck on a Barton County highway Saturday night. It happened at around 9:45 p.m. on US 281 about 2 miles south of Hoisington.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Julian Gonzales was in the southbound lanes of 281, attempting to upright a motorcycle when he was hit by a passing GMC pickup.
He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver of the pickup was not hurt.
The accident is under investigation.