Motorcycle rider killed Monday in crash south of Clay Center

A motorcycle rider was killed Monday morning after he was struck by a car while attempting to pass a semi-trailer in Clay County in northeast Kansas.


The crash was reported at 8:32 a.m. on K-15 highway, about 2 miles south of Clay Center.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was southbound on K-15 when it attempted to pass a semi-trailer in a no-passing zone.

The rider laid the motorcycle down on the left side in the northbound lane, where he was struck by a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu.

The motorcycle rider, identified as Scott Curtis, 43, of Auburn, Neb., was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol said Curtis wasn’t wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Megan Anne Gfeller, 31, of Wakefield, was reported uninjured. The patrol said Gfeller was wearing a seat belt.