RVHS graduate dies in Riley County traffic accident

A Royal Valley High School alumnus died in an early Sunday vehicle-pedestrian accident on Interstate Highway 70 about 13 miles southeast of Manhattan in Riley County, it has been reported.

Matthew J. Bailey, 21, of Mayetta, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday along eastbound I-70 between Manhattan and Wamego, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

At that time, Bailey, who graduated from RVHS in 2015, was attempting to walk across I-70 near milepost 317.9 when he was struck by an eastbound 2013 Jeep Wrangler driven by Cyrus A. Renfrow, 23, of Greenwood, S.C.

Bailey died at the scene and was transported to a Manhattan mortuary.

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