McPherson Teen Killed In Motorcycle Accident

By Chris Conde
May 10, 2017
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A McPherson High School Student was killed in a late evening crash in McPherson, KS. 

Jon Oakes, 18, was riding his motorcycle in the late hours of Tuesday, May 9th in the 900 block of Avenue A., when his motorcycle crashed.

He was taken to the McPherson Hospital before being lifewatched to Wichita, KS. He died of his injuries hours later. 

Exceesive speed and inexperience have been attributed to the accident.

Oakes had purchased the motorcycle recently. He had been sworn in by the United States Air Force and was planning to start training after graduation.


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