A 32-year-old man was killed early Wednesday when his motorcycle ran into the rear of a another vehicle on Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kan.
The patrol identified the man as Joseph Thomas Pate Darnell of Kansas City, Kan.
The wreck occurred about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday on southbound I-635 just south of Interstate 70.
According to the patrol, Darnell’s Suzuki motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it ran into the rear of a Ford Escape driven by a 49-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman.
He was thrown from the bike by the force of the collision. The patrol reported that he was not wearing a helmet.
The woman and a passenger in her vehicle were not injured.