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Motorcyclist dies following crash on U.S. 71 Sunday evening in Kansas City

Posted at 6:54 AM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 10:21:58-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A motorcyclist has died after a crash on northbound U.S. 71 at Red Bridge Road Sunday evening in Kansas City, Missouri.

A maroon Pontiac Vibe was traveling north around 7:22 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 71, when it suddenly changed lanes, directly into the path of a black Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

The motorcycle struck the Pontiac, before veering off the highway and colliding with an exit sign. The motorcycle and its driver came to a stop in the grassy median.

The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Pontiac driver did not receive any injuries.

Police say the motorcyclist died from injuries in the crash just before midnight.

KCPD continues to investigate the crash.