One Killed, Another Seriously Injured In Republic Co. Motorcycle Crash

One man died and another was injured in an accident just before 6:30p.m. on Wednesday in Republic County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Honda motorcycle driven by Bryan A. Mahoney, 48, Columbus, NE., was northbound on U.S. 81 two miles south of U.S. 36.

The driver lost control of the motorcycle and it came to rest in right hand lane of highway.

A passenger Brandon A. Mahoney, 23, Columbus, NE., was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home.

Bryan Mahoney was transported to Bryan Medical Center.

They were not wearing a helmet, according to the KHP.

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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015. He is the father of an eight year old daughter who enjoys spending his free time with her, his very significant other and her children. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for the local newspaper.