Motorcyclist dies after colliding with SUV with Kansas City, Kansas, police say

A motorcyclist died after colliding with an SUV Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas, police said in a news release.

Police officers were called to investigate the crash about 12:45 p.m. at North 27th Street and Stewart Avenue.

According to police, a preliminary investigation showed that the SUV was traveling south on 27th Street when it was struck by an eastbound motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 40s, was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. His name has not been released.

The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital with injuries that were thought to be minor.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit/Critical Collision Response Team was investigating the crash.

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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.