An account has been established to help pay for the funeral of an Alaska man who was killed in Kansas over the weekend in a collision involving a police SUV.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Tommy Roe of Anchorage, Alaska, died from the result of injuries in the collision.
Roe was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He collided with a Tonganoxie Police SUV that made a u-turn in front of him as an officer was turning around to stop another vehicle. The crash happened Friday night.
Roe’s daughter says he was headed from Sturgis, South Dakota, to visit his parents at Arlington Cemetery. She has established a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses.
A man from an Alaska was killed in a motorcycle crash in Kansas when he collided with a law enforcement SUV which was making a u-turn in front of him.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2015 Ford Explorer was headed west on U.S. 24 Highway. The officer in the SUV, identified as 33-year-old Nicholas Ontiveros of the Tonganoxie Police Department, activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop an eastbound vehicle.
The officer made a u-turn in front of a 2018 Harley Davidson Motorcycle ridden by 62-year-old Tommy Roe of Anchorage, Alaska. The motorcycle collided with the SUV.
Roe, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle. He died as a result of his injuries.
The officer was not hurt in the crash.
The crash happened Friday evening just before 6:00, on U.S. 24 Highway in Leavenworth County.