Independence police say motorcyclist killed in crash on U.S. 40 Highway at I-70

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Officers were at the scene of a deadly crash on Friday afternoon at about 4, Independence police say it happened on U.S. 40 Highway at Interstate 70. The Missouri Department of Transportation said the crash involved a motorcycle.

In an update released on Friday night, police say that a 37-year-old man on a 2016 Yamaha sports bike was driving fast westbound on U.S. 40 and collided with a 2003 Jeep Liberty as that driver was making a left from an I-70 exit ramp to eastbound 40 Highway.

The man died on impact, the driver of the Jeep Liberty wasn’t hurt.

Police say the crash is still under investigation and they’re in the process of notifying the man’s family.