All lanes of northbound Interstate 635 at Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., were closed Friday after a fatal motorcycle crash just before 11 a.m.
Police said that while officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the I-635 and Metropolitan Avenue area, they watched a motorcycle gain speed before rear-ending a Ford Ranger.
According to police, the officers attempted CPR on the motorcyclist, who was in his early 20s, but he died at the scene.
A detour was put in place off northbound Merriam Lane. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, traffic detoured through northbound/eastbound Merriam Lane, northbound U.S. 69 and westbound I-70 to access northbound I-635.
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Additional incidents, including a multicar collision and a stalled vehicle, exacerbated traffic problems Friday. Officials did not clear the area until 3:20 p.m.