Harlan man dies from injuries suffered during cycle crash


June 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Harlan man critically injured during a motorcycle accident Friday night, in Harlan, has died. 46-year old Richard “Rick” Jones died Wednesday, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. Jones was found unresponsive but breathing when authorities arrived following the crash, which occurred at around 9:10-p.m., Friday. Harlan Police said his motorcycle hit a curb on the side of the road, as it was traveling on Hawkeye Avenue.

Jones was taken by Medivac Ambulance to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, before he was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha by LifeNet helicopter.

Funeral services for Rick Jones are currently pending at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.