Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Osawatomie man killed in Davis Road motorcycle wreck

By CLINTON DICK, Herald Staff Writer | 4/8/2014

A 33-year-old Osawatomie man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a motorcycle wreck after being thrown from his vehicle near Ottawa’s Industrial Park, Capt. Adam Weingartner, with the Ottawa Police Department, said. 

Robert A. Repine was traveling south on Davis Road on his red motorcycle at about 4:06 p.m. and attempted to pass a red Ford pickup truck, also traveling south on Davis Road, when the driver of the motorcycle lost control and went into the west ditch off Davis Road, Dennis Butler, Ottawa police chief, said. The motorcycle crossed North Industrial Avenue and went into the ditch before crashing in a grassy area just south of 1612 N. Davis Road, Butler said.

Repine was ejected 30 to 40 feet from the motorcycle, Butler said. The motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet and “seemed to be traveling at a pretty high speed,” he said. There was no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved.

Repine was unable to communicate with first responders, and his helmet had to be cut away, Butler said. He was treated at the scene by Franklin County Emergency Medical Services and the Ottawa Fire Department. Repine was transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The Advanced Accident Investigation Team, comprised of officers with the Ottawa Police Department and deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the scene to conduct the investigation, Butler said.

No damage estimate was available Tuesday afternoon.

“[The motorcycle] was pretty messed up,” Butler said. “You couldn’t pick it up and ride it.”

The driver of the red Ford pickup truck was uninjured and there was no damage to the vehicle, Weingartner said.

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