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McPherson Teen Dies in Accident

The McPherson Police Department has acknowledged that a young McPherson resident lost his life on Tuesday evening in a motorcycle accident.

Jon P. Oakes, 18, of McPherson and a senior at McPherson High School, died as a result of injuries from a one-vehicle motorcycle accident along the 900 block of E. Avenue A.

Upon investigation, the McPherson Police Department noted that it appeared that Oakes was going an excessive speed and with his inexperience driving the recently purchased motorcycle he lost control of the vehicle. Law Enforcement officials also noted that Oakes did not yet have a motorcycle endorsement.

Oakes was taken to McPherson Hospital and then life-watched to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita where he later died of his injuries.

Oakes was already sworn in and scheduled to join the United State Air Force upon graduation later this month.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home in McPherson.

View obituary here: https://mcphersonweeklynews.com/jon-paul-jp-oakes/

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