Army veteran, wife killed in motorcycle crash caused by vulture, police say

Brandon and Lynn Husband and family on a photo posted on GoFundMe to raise money for funeral costs.


By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 23, 2019

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. — 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 42-year-old Brandon Husband 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, 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Husband, 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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