1 killed after motorcycle crashes into building in Kansas City, police say

A motorcyclist died after crashing into a building in Kansas City Saturday afternoon, police said in a news release.

The wreck happened around 2:50 p.m. at 80th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, also known as The Paseo.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling north on MLK Boulevard, and for unknown reasons, police said it lost control. The motorcycle went off the roadway and struck a building.

The driver died shortly after he was taken to a hospital.

Police said the driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.