A motorcyclist was seriously hurt Thursday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 49 in Grandview, police said in a news release.
The wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate, just north of 140th Street.
Police said they were called to the scene after a receiving a report of a motorcycle rear-ending an SUV.
The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.
Part of I-49 was closed for more than two hours as police investigated.
The Grandview Specialized Enforcement Unit was conducting a crash reconstruction of the incident.
The scene was cleared and the southbound lanes of the interstate were reopened by 6 p.m., according to Kansas City Scout.