Salina man killed in Russell County motorcycle accident

Russell sheriff cropA Salina man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Russell County just before noon Saturday morning.

At 11:50 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the report of an accident south of the intersection of Highway 232 and Highway 181.

According to the Russell County Sheriff’s office, the accident occurred when 64 year-old Dennis C. Knouf of Salina was traveling north of Highway 232 when his motorcycle entered the east ditched and wrecked, coming to rest south of the intersection.

Knouf was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the coroner’s office.

The sheriff’s department said he was wearing a helmet

Officers from the Russell County Sheriff’s Office along with Russell County EMS, Lucas and Russell Fire, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and U.S. Corps of Engineers responded.