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1 dead in crash in Independence Saturday night

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 16:06:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A motorcyclist died in a crash in Independence Saturday night.

According to authorities, the crash happened when the motorcyclist, who was traveling westbound on US 24 Highway, collided with a pickup truck making a left turn from US 24 Highway onto Farview at 8:15 p.m.

The motorcyclist was transported to Centerpoint Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Two people in the truck did not suffer any injuries.

The motorcyclist was identified Monday as 45-year-old Ronald Wheeler of Independence, Missouri.

Independence police are investigating the crash.