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Motorcyclist killed Friday in hit-and-run crash

KCPD
Posted at 8:17 PM, Nov 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 14:17:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Nov. 24 | The victim was identified as 25-year-old Casey A Cline.

The crash is still being investigated.

ORIGINAL STORY, Nov. 19 | A hit-and-run driver killed a motorcyclist Friday evening in the Northland.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. at Northeast Birmingham Road and North Ameristar Drive.

Police said the motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man, was on a Kawasaki Ninja traveling south on North Ameristar Drive.

A white pickup truck turned left in front of the motorcycle, police said.

The motorcycle struck the right bed of the truck near the right rear wheel — he was thrown from the motorcycle.

The pickup truck driver ran over the motorcyclist and fled the accident scene.

Police said the driver was last seen driving east on Missouri 210 Highway.

Police are looking for anyone who witnessed the crash.

The motorcycle rider's name has not been released.