Vulture causes fatal motorcycle crash in Kansas
Police say a vulture struck the rider in the head, causing a fatal crash.
BARBER COUNTY, KANSAS — A married couple were riding on their motorcycle through south-central Kansas when a vulture popped out of a ditch.
According to the Wichita Eagle, Army veteran Brandon Husband and his wife, Jennifer Husband, were cruising southeast on River Road—without helmets—on Saturday around 3:16 p.m. in Barber County.
According to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report, the vulture flew out and struck 42-year-old Husband in the head, causing him to go off the road.
According to the report, the couple then veered into the ditch and then ran into a barbed wire fence before they overturned.
Brandon didn't survive the freak accident, while Jennifer was transported to a Wichita hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries Saturday night.
Social media posts show the two were avid bikers, with Jennifer often accompanying her husband.
According to his obituary, Brandon was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, serving one year in Kosovo and three in Afghanistan.
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