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Galena man killed after his motorcycle hit a telephone pole

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – A Galena, Kansas man is dead following a Motorcycle crash. The wreck happened 0.3 miles North of the State Line Road & 21st Street intersection in Galena.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Theodore Lane III was driving southbound on State Line Road. Lane left the roadway, struck a telephone pole and was ejected from the motorcycle.

Lane was pronounced at the scene

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Diamond man killed in late night wreck south of Galena

GALENA, Kan. – A Diamond, Missouri man dies in a two vehicle wreck south of Galena, Kansas Thursday night.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old James Wealot’s car crossed the centerline and struck a car driven by 38-year-old April Mathis of Galena just before 11:00 p.m.

Wealot was pronounced dead at the scene. An ambulance transported Mathis to a Joplin hospital with non-life threatening injuries.