Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Funeral escort dies in wreck

August 24, 2006

A traffic accident last week during a funeral procession in Leavenworth claimed the life of a Kansas City, Mo., man.

Reggie Adams, 54, who was providing escort services to the funeral procession, died after his motorcycle struck a pickup at 10th Avenue and Eisenhower Road.

Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said Adams was driving his cycle west on Eisenhower about 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 16. A Toyota pickup truck driven by Larry Honsinger, 72, Leavenworth, was eastbound on Eisenhower and attempting to make a left turn onto 10th when the motorcycle struck the pickup. The impact threw Adams off the motorcycle.

"He evidently had been blocking traffic at Eisenhower and De Soto (Road) and was going to catch up with the procession," Wayman said.

There were no citations issued in the accident, but Wayman said police continue to investigate and will turn their report over to the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office.

Wayman said officers still were trying to determine the speed at which Adams' cycle hit the truck.

Eisenhower Road serves as the boundary line for Lansing and Leavenworth.

Officers from the Lansing and Leavenworth Police Departments responded to the accident, as did Leavenworth Fire Department and Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services.

Adams was transported from the accident scene to St. John Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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