May 27, 2023

McPherson man dies in bicycle accident

Posted May 27, 2023 12:00 AM

LYON COUNTY—A Kansas man died in an accident just after 11:30a.m. Friday in Lyon County.

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Road U in Lyon County for a bicycle accident involving one rider, according to Deputy Chuck Moore. First responders found 82-year-old Michael Welch of McPherson, unresponsive.  CPR was started and he was declared deceased at the scene. 

The sheriff's office said Welch was traveling downhill and entered a ditch. He was participating in the Unbound Gravel event in Lyon County. There were no other vehicles involved.

CLICK HERE to download the Hutch Post mobile app.
CLICK HERE to sign up for the daily Hutch Post email news update.