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Bicyclist Injured In Tractor-Trailer Collision West Of Marysville

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that a collision between a tractor-trailer and a bicyclist occurred late Sunday night in rural Marshall County, 3 miles west of Marysville.

The KHP report indicates that 55-year-old Richard Kempfer of Omaha was riding his bicycle in the driving lane of U.S. Highway 36 approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday when a tractor-trailer driven by Adam Wildman of South Charleston, Ohio collided with him.

Kempfer was transported to a Lincoln hospital, with an unknown condition. Wildman was uninjured in the collision. Following the accident, the tractor-trailer went into the north ditch of the highway and jackknifed.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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