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Motorcyclist dies of injuries sustained in Interstate 49 crash

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 10:24:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A motorcyclist has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash that happened on Thursday afternoon.

It happened on southbound Interstate 49 near 140th Street in Grandview, Missouri, around 3:30 p.m.

Grandview police said the motorcycle rear-ended an SUV.

The motorcyclist, identified as Derek Vaughan of Raymore, Missouri, was taken to a hospital, where he later died due to his critical injuries.

Police said initial investigation indicated speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

They also said Vaughan's helmet was not up to Department of Transportation safety standards, which may have contributed to the injuries he sustained.