Motorcycle rider killed in Hutchinson crash

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HUTCHINSON, Kansas – A 34-year-old Hutchinson man was killed Friday morning in a motorcycle crash.

Authorities say Benjamin Branton was headed eastbound on 9th street when he veered over the center line and hit a parked SUV.

It happened in the area of 9th and Walnut Street before 3 a.m.

No one witnessed the wreck and Branton was found by someone who came on the scene shortly after.

Emergency crews rushed him to the Hutchinson Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Alcohol was found at the scene but officials are still investigating if it contributed to the fatal accident. 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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