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Bicyclist dies in Independence crash

Posted at 9:14 AM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 14:55:42-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle in Independence Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 6:20 a.m. and involved a green Ford F150 who was traveling westbound on U.S. 40 when the bicyclist entered the roadway.

The driver of the F150 was not injured and is cooperating with police.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, which he later died from.

The highway was closed while officers investigated.

The victim's identify will be released after the family has been notified.