Kansas City police have identified the 27-year-old man killed in a motorcycle wreck Thursday evening as Trey M. Rooks of Independence.
The two-vehicle accident happened about 6:30 p.m. at Interstate 435 and 12th Street.
Police said Rooks was northbound on I-435 when he traveled off the roadway and into the grassy median. As he tried to get back on the interstate, Rooks accelerated and lost control. He slid into the path of a northbound semi-truck that was traveling in the middle lane.
Rooks was thrown from his motorcycle. He died at the scene.
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The truck driver was not harmed.