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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blue Mound woman dies in motorcycle accident

A Blue Mound, Kansas woman died as the result of a motorcycle accident around 2 pm this afternoon about 5 miles east of Blue Mound on K31 highway. Trisha A. Purdy 24, of Blue Mound was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Jerry G. Purdy, 24. According the to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, the motorcycle made an emergency braking maneuver that resulted in both being ejected. Trisha Purdy was pronounced dead at the scene; Jerry Purdy was transported by air ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital with serious injuries.

Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home.