Couple killed when vulture causes motorcycle crash in Barber County

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LAKE CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Kansas authorities say a vulture struck a motorcyclist's head, causing a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife on Saturday. 

The accident happened at around 3:15 p.m. near River and Snake roads in Barber County. That's about 13 miles northwest of Medicine Lodge. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a vulture came out of the north ditch and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband in the head. 

Husband's motorcycle went off the roadway and into a ditch where it hit a barbed wire fence and overturned. 

Husband died at the scene. His wife, 43-year-old Jennifer Husband, was transported to a Wichita hospital where she died Saturday night. Neither was wearing a helmet. 

They were from Fowler. 

Brandon's obituary says he served one tour in Kosovo, three in Afghanistan and was part of an Iraqi soldier training mission on the Iraq-Jordan border.

The Husbands leave behind four children.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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