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Man arrested, charged in fatal 2019 crash in Wichita, Kansas

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A Kansas man has been arrested and charged in a fatal 2019 accident in south Wichita in which the passenger on a motorcycle he drove was killed, records shows.

Travis James Brent Bryson was arrested at his home on Wednesday. He was charged last week on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and operating a vehicle without a proper license, according to Sedgwick County court records. Bryson had his first appearance in court Thursday morning.

Bryson, 31, was released from jail Thursday after posting a $50,000 bond, according to Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Benjamin Blick.

The charges are in connection with a July 21, 2019, fatal crash. The accident happened around 10:34 p.m. on southbound I-135.

Bryson, who lived in Wichita at the time, was driving a 2001 Suzuki when he lost control after hitting a highway wall,

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TAMPA — Benjamin Francis was a teenager but lived more than most people do in a lifetime, his mother said.

Francis, a junior at Plant High School, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday and the next day, he died from injuries he received when the motorcycle he was riding collided with another vehicle in South Tampa. Another Plant High student, a 15-year-old girl, was riding on the back of the motorcycle and remains hospitalized with injuries at Tampa General Hospital.

Police did not release her name.

Francis left school early Friday and was traveling east on Bay to Bay Boulevard at 12:55 p.m. when he collided with the side of a Kia Sorento headed north on Lois Avenue, Tampa police said. The Kia driver had stopped for a stop sign and was proceeding across Bay to Bay but did not see the motorcycle as it approached at a high rate of

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Fatal crash involving motorcycle closes Highway 118 near Somis Wednesday morning

A motorcycle rider died in a crash on Highway 118 east of Somis that closed the route for about 2 hours Wednesday morning.

The two-vehicle accident was reported around 6:30 a.m. east of Sand Canyon Road, said Officer Ryan Ayers of the California Highway Patrol’s Moorpark office. The area is generally east of Somis Road, also known as Highway 34.

Responding personnel found the motorcycle rider lying in the traffic lanes and immediately started CPR, Ayers said. The man, described as a Camarillo resident in his 50s, died at the scene. His name was not immediately released pending notification of family.

The collision involved the rider’s Harley-Davidson and a Ford Escort, Ayers said. A woman believed to be in her 30s was driving the car, he said.

The CHP’s initial investigation determined both vehicles had been traveling eastbound on the 118 at the time.

Eastbound traffic had slowed behind the

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