Jul 31, 2020 6:00 PM

UPDATED: Kansas woman dies after motorcycle crash

Posted Jul 31, 2020 6:00 PM

UDPATE: The story has been updated to correct the details of the crash.

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LEAVENWORTH COUNTY —One person died in an accident just after 5 a.m. Friday in Leavenworth County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2012 Honda Accord driven by Kenneth J Sallaz, 35, Tonganoxie, was eastbound on U.S. Highway 24-40 just west of 150th Street in Basehor in the right lane going highway speeds.

The driver was not able to stop in time before rear-ending a 2008 Victory Vegas motorcycle driven by Larry S. Smith, 50, of Bonner Springs.

EMS transported Smith and a passenger on the motorcycle, identified as  Tamra S. Walters, 46, Tonganoxie, to KU Medical Center where Walters died.

Sallaz was not injured.  Smith and Walters were not wearing helmets, according to the KHP.