KC police investigate fatal crash near 51st Street, Troost Avenue Friday night

Kansas City police were investigating a two-vehicle crash that left a 19-year-old man dead Friday night, according to police dispatchers.

The wreck involved a car and a motorcycle near 51st Street and Troost Avenue, police said. Officers were called to investigate the crash just before 9:15 p.m.

Kansas City police said Saturday morning that the motorcycle, which was traveling north, collided with a westbound sedan that had pulled out from a stop sign.

The motorcyclist was thrown from his vehicle as a result of the crash, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified by police as Jacob Puhr, a Grandview resident.

The driver of the sedan, a 74-year-old Kansas City man, was transported to a hospital and listed in stable condition Saturday morning.

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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.
Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.