Former Osage County sheriff killed in motorcycle-pickup collision near Ottawa

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a former Osage County sheriff was killed in a motorcycle and pickup truck collision Sunday evening about two miles west of Ottawa on state Highway 68.

The sheriff’s office reported that David Cain, 59, of Lyndon, was driving a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on K-68 near Kentucky Road about 8 p.m. June 19, 2016, when he attempted to pass a car and a 2000 Dodge pickup driven by a 16-year-old Ottawa female. The vehicles were all westbound. The driver of the pick-up had slowed to make a left turn into a field service road, when the motorcycle collided into the side of the pickup while both vehicles were in the eastbound lane.

Cain was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger on the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital by Franklin County EMS. The driver of the pick-up and a passenger were uninjured. 

The sheriff’s report said Cain is a former sheriff of Osage County.

The accident is being investigated by the Franklin County Crash Team, which is comprised of members of the sheriff’s office and the Ottawa Police Department. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Wellsville Police Department also assisted at the scene. K-68 was closed for about four hours while the scene was being investigated.


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