An early morning motorcycle accident Wednesday claimed the life of a 42-year-old Atchison County Corrections Officer.
Jeremy S. Masuch, of Nortonville, was pronounced dead at the accident scene located at the junction of U.S. 59 Highway and Kansas Highway 116 about 10 miles south of Atchison along U.S. 59 Highway, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log report.
The accident occurred about 2:52 a.m. as Masuch was northbound along 59 Highway as he drove a 1989 Triumph Street Triple motorcycle when struck the passenger side of a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck that had turned northbound along 59 Highway from 116 Highway driven by Ricky E. Brown, 65, of Cummings, KHP reports.
Masuch was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, and Brown was wearing a seat belt.
Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie posted condolences on behalf of the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office vial Facebook. Laurie posted Masuch leaves behind a wife and four children.
“He was a dedicated husband, father, motorcyclist and a valued member of our office,” Laurie wrote.
Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home representatives removed Masuch’s corpse from the accident scene and R&S Auto, Atchison, removed the motorcycle, KHP reported. Atchison County Sheriff’s Office authorities notified the next of kin.