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KCK officer injured in crash Wednesday afternoon, police chief says

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Update: This story has been updated to include information from the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, clarifying details from the crash.

A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was injured after the officer’s motorcycle crashed while trying to stop another driver Wednesday, police said in a statement.

The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday at North 17th Street and Grandview Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler posted a photo of the wreck on Twitter, showing the officer’s motorcycle and a damaged car.

Zeigler said the officer had minor injuries.

Earlier, the police chief tweeted that the motorcycle had been hit by a truck that had left the scene, but in a statement Wednesday night, the police department clarified details of the crash. After further investigation, police said the officer was trying to stop the driver of a truck when the officer’s motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car.

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.

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