GEARY COUNTY (KSNT) – A crash Friday between a semi-truck and a motorcycle left one person dead and a portion of the highway under investigation for hours, according to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies from the sheriff’s office and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers went to a reported crash around 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and Kansas Highway 57. The crash north of Junction City left one person dead, and the Geary County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that victim’s identity as Edward Eugene Jones, 54, of Junction City. As of Saturday, the sheriff’s office had not indicated if it had determined the cause of the crash.

The sheriff’s office told drivers to avoid the intersection of U.S. 77 and K-57 until at least midnight Friday, as the KHP’s CHART Team worked at the crash scene.