MEDICINE LODGE, Kan.—Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon, April 20, and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural road near Medicine Lodge, about 75 miles southwest of Wichita. The motorcycle then went off the road, struck a barbed wire fence and overturned.
A vulture caused a motorcycle wreck in Kansas that killed an Army veteran of five tours of duty and his wife, neither of whom was wearing a helmet, according to authorities.
The bird of prey flew out of a ditch as Brandon Husband and his wife, Jennifer, sped on their motorcycle pic.twitter.com/hhKOkfupIt
— James E Daspit (@treasurecolecto) April 22, 2019
The patrol says neither Husband nor his wife, 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Husband , was wearing a helmet.
Brandon Husband’s obituary says he served one tour in Kosovo, three in Afghanistan and was part of an Iraqi soldier training mission on the Iraq-Jordan border.
The Husbands leave behind four children.
[epoch_social_embed] Vulture causes deadly motorcycle crash The bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck Brandon Husband. His passenger, Jennifer Husband, died at the hospital.https://t.co/hZklP1pDj5 https://t.co/xS7lSZk2aV — News Asia (@Asian_News__) April 22, 2019
— Scallywagandvagabond (@ScallywagNYC) April 22, 2019
KS Couple ID’d As Victims In Double-Fatal Motorcycle-VS-Vulture Collision Near Medicine Lodge Saturday https://t.co/YHOs6ezrgW RIP Brandon Husband and Lynn Husband
— Count – TheCount.com (@THECOUNTnews) April 22, 2019
3 Siblings Killed in Crash in Texas on Way to Dance Competition, Reports Say
Two sisters and one brother were killed in a crash on their way to a dance competition in Texas over the weekend, it was reported.
The car driven by their mother was hit by another driver who may have been using her cellphone, reported the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.
Siblings Tiffany Williams, 17; Michael G. Williams; and Danielle Williams, 12, were slain in the crash in Bastrop, Texas, on March 29. Peyton Mackenzie Irwin, a family friend, also died in the crash.
Their mother, Pamela Mary Williams, 53, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to the paper.
The mother stopped to make a left turn off Texas Highway 21 about 30 miles southeast of Austin. That’s when a 2004 Ford F-150 crashed into the rear of their Toyota Corolla, the New York Post reported.
“All were traveling with the mother of the siblings to San Antonio to watch an older sibling perform with the Huntsville High School Grenadier Guard Drill Team at Nationals Competition,” school district officials said in a statement on Facebook.
Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.