A Blue Springs man died on Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a trailer being towed by a truck.

A Blue Springs man died on Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a trailer being towed by a truck.


Derek A. Burchett, 23, was northbound on U.S. 69 in Miami County, Kansas, about 10 miles south of Louisburg, when he overtook a truck pulling a trailer, according to Howard Dickinson, a spokesperson for the Kansas Highway Patrol.


Burchett came up on the trailer quickly, colliding with it before he was thrown from his motorcycle. The incident occured at 12:30 p.m.


He was not wearing a helmet, and the motorcycle had temporary tags.


The driver and passenger in the truck were not injured.