A motorcyclist killed in a Thursday afternoon traffic crash in Platte County is identified as 41-year-old John P. Bledsoe of Huron, Kansas.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said Bledsoe was riding his 2000 Harley Davidson south on Interstate 29 near Interstate 435 about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when a mechanical problem caused the bike to start sliding.
The bike overturned and Bledsoe was thrown to the roadway where he was struck by another vehicle.
A passenger on the motorcycle was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, according to the patrol.
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