A Manhattan man was struck and killed Monday evening while riding an electric motorbike.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the bike collided with an SUV shortly before 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Griffith Drive. The SUV had made a left turn onto Griffith and as the bike traveled northbound it struck the side of the SUV.
The driver of the motorbike, 31-year-old Erik Derickson, of Manhattan, was transported to Ascension Via Christi, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities say Dedrickson was not wearing a helmet, but rather only eye protection.
The SUV driver, 70-year-old Grady Marden, of Manhattan, was not injured. Authorities say he was wearing a seat belt.