Collision with deer kills Ellinwood motorcyclist

GREAT BEND, Kansas — A 38-year-old Ellinwood man riding a motorcycle died when he hit a deer Monday evening.

It happened between Great Bend and Ellinwood on Highway 56.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department says Daniel Otipoby was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster when a deer crossed in front of him hit the motorcycle.

He was ejected and flew several hundred feet down the highway from the point of impact.

Otipoby was rushed to the Great Bend Regional Hospital where he died.

The accident is under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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