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Motorcycle collides with semi near Russell

8/3/2014

RUSSELL -- There was an injury accident at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday less than 1 mile south of Russell on U.S. Highway 281.

RUSSELL -- There was an injury accident at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday less than 1 mile south of Russell on U.S. Highway 281.

Thomas Richard Cooke, 65, Hampton, Va., was riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle when he turned left from the eastbound off-ramp, failed to yield and collided with a semi. Steven W. Snyder, 53, Wichita, was traveling north in a 2003 Freightliner.

Cooke and his passenger, Stacye Lynn Cooke, 63, Hampton, were injured and taken to Via Christi Hospital. Snyder, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.