Motorcyclist killed in Tuesday morning wreck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A motorcyclist died early Tuesday morning in a wreck involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 70.

Around 4:15 a.m., the motorcyclist struck a concrete jersey barrier just west of The Paseo exit on I-70 eastbound and was ejected, a Kansas City police spokesman said. He was then struck by a tractor trailer driving eastbound. 

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. 

I-70 eastbound was closed for several hours and reopened around 8:10 a.m. 

The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.

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