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Motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run crash Tuesday near US 40 Highway, Phelps Road

Police ask for help to locate truck involved in crash
Posted at 10:47 PM, May 21, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A motorcyclist died in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday evening, Kansas City, Missouri, police said.

The crash happened near U.S. 40 Highway and Phelps Road about 6:45 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found the motorcyclist was driving east on U.S. 40 Highway while racing a dark colored SUV.

Near U.S. 40 Highway and Phelps Road, a white Ford F-150 was turning left when it hit the motorcycle.

The impact of the crash caused the motorcyclist to eject from the bike. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Both the SUV and truck left the scene of the crash.

Detectives are asking for help in locating the truck, which was last seen heading south on Phelps.

Police said it's an older model white Ford F-150 that should have heavy damage on the right rear passenger side bed.

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No other suspect information was available on the driver in the SUV that was racing the motorcyclist.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline (816-474-8477) or detectives at 816-482-8192.