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.