Motorcyclist killed in eastern Kansas City

A motorcyclist was killed this afternoon when he lost control of his bike in far eastern Kansas City.

Police said the crash occurred about 2 p.m. at Lee’s Summit and Harding roads.

The man was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on Lee’s Summit Road when he lost control on a sharp curve and was thrown into a roadside ditch, according to Kansas City police.

The victim’s name was not released Wednesday.