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A 57-year-old man was killed early Friday when the scooter he was riding was rear-ended by a car, according to Kansas City police.

Officers responded to the crash at the intersection of 89th Street and Troost Avenue just before 1 a.m.

Police the scooter operator was south on Troost Avenue when he was struck from the rear by a Dodge Charger traveling in the same direction.

The victim died at the scene. He was identified by police as Tommy White, a Kansas City resident.

The driver of the Dodge was uninjured and stopped immediately after the crash.

Police continued their investigation on Friday.

Reporter Kaitlyn Schwers contributed to this report.

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Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.
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