Salina motorcycle driver dies after collision with 19-year-old driver

LINDSBORG, Kan. (WIBW) – A motorcycle driver from Salina is dead after a collision with a 19-year-old driver from Wichita.

The Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log indicates that just before 2:30 pm on Saturday, Sept. 3, emergency crews were called to the intersection of K-4 highway and 15th Ave. in Lindsborg, with reports of a fatality accident.

When officials arrived, they said they found a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Bryan Hernandez, 53, of Salina, was headed west on K-4 at 15th Ave. as a 2008 Mercury Sable driven by Ashlynn J. Hamilton, 19, of Wichita, was headed east.

KHP noted that Hamilton made a left turn in front of the motorcycle, which caused Hernandez to hit the vehicle on the right passenger side and flip over.

Hernandez, who KHP noted was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The log also indicates that Hamilton and another passenger in her car – Aubrey Howard, 19, of Wichita – were taken to the Lindsborg Community Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Meanwhile, two other passengers in Hamilton’s car – Layne E. Scott, 20, of Wichita, and Chad F. Petersen, 21, of Wichita, were both released from the scene with no apparent injuries.