DORRANCE — A motorcyclist injured when his bike hit a tarp in the road was struck and killed just moments later by a semi late Friday night in Russell County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Morris Henry Noftsger, 64, Kiefer, Okla., and Valierie Sue Bowen, 47, Tulsa, Okla., were eastbound on Interstate 70 at 11:53 p.m. approximately 4 miles east of Dorrance when they struck the commercial tarp. Both motorcycles crashed.

Three minutes later, while still in the road, Noftsger was struck by an eastbound 2016 Kenworth semi driven by Elizabeth Ann Randall, 29, Beggs, Okla.

Bowen was injured, but refused transport to a hospital.