Witness recalls fatal crash that left one motorcycle rider dead, another critically injured

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. — A fatal crash left a woman dead and her husband critically injured last Sunday over Memorial Day weekend, and while no charges have been filed, a source close to the investigation says they could come soon.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, a 35-year-old woman was driving her 1998 Mercury Sable, and crossed the center line on K-32 just outside Linwood, hitting the 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Kristopher and Mary Steuber, husband and wife, were on the bike together and it was hurled into the ditch, where Mary Steuber died on the scene.

Larry Brock lives in a home right in front of where the accident happened. He hopes to never again see what he saw Sunday. The aftermath of the car – motorcycle accident left debris scattered for hundreds of feet.

“We hear a loud thump. My wife looked out the window and she saw a body rolling on down the highway,” Brock explained.

A helicopter landed in the Brock’s front yard. It was used to fly Kristopher Steuber to the hospital.

Monday, Brock was still trying to process what happened, he was emotional, but his concern was for Mr. Steuber, rather than himself.

“I’m hoping that he will be able to make a recovery, this man has some significant losses to cope with so my heart goes out to him,” he said.

An update on Steuber’s condition wasn’t available Monday. The driver of the car was not injured.

The posted speed limit where it happened is 65 miles per hour.

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