Kansas Highway Patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

April 22, 2019 - 7:57 pm

Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck Brandon Husband, 42, of Fowler, in the head on a rural road near Medicine Lodge, about 75 miles southwest of Wichita. The motorcycle then went off the road, struck a barbed wire fence and overturned.

The patrol says neither Husband nor his wife, Jennifer Lynn Husband, 43, was wearing a helmet.

Brandon Husband's obituary says he served one tour in Kosovo, three in Afghanistan and was part of an Iraqi soldier training mission on the Iraq-Jordan border.

The Husbands leave behind four children.

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