Motorcyclist killed in crash near Blue Rapids

By Katherine Wartell

A 48-year-old Beattie man died Saturday evening after losing control of his motorcycle while driving on U-77 near Blue Rapids.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Robert Herman Studer was driving his Harley Davidson near mile 217.7 when he left the roadway.

They said he struck gravel, causing him to lose control of his motorcycle and strike a guardrail.

Officials said he was not wearing a helmet.

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