Vulture causes deadly motorcycle crash in Kansas

The bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck Brandon Husband. His passenger, Jennifer Husband, died at the hospital.

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By Associated Press

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. — A vulture caused a crash that killed two people as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas, authorities say.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural road 13 miles northwest of the Barber County town of Medicine Lodge. The motorcycle then went off the road, struck a barbed wire fence and overturned.

The patrol says Husband died at the scene, and his passenger, 43-year-old Jennifer Husband, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Neither was wearing a helmet.

Medicine Lodge is about 75 miles southwest of Wichita.