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Smithville man killed in Tuesday crash

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 16:55:53-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Smithville man was killed in a Clay County crash Tuesday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 6:50 p.m. on U.S. 169 outside of the QuikTrip in Smithville.

Investigators determined the driver of a 2009 BMW motorcycle attempted to make a left turn onto the highway when they were struck by a northbound 2019 GMC Yukon.

The driver of the BMW, 80-year-old Robert Kohlscheen, was wearing a helmet but was seriously wounded.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the victim was operating a motorcycle and was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.