EB I-70 reopens at 71-Highway after deadly crash involving motorcycle & tractor-trailer

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One person is dead following a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle Tuesday.

It happened around 4:20 a.m. along eastbound I-70 just past 71-Highway.

Police have not yet released the victim's identity, but an officer on the scene said the motorcycle was stopped along the side when the tractor-trailer driver came around the corner and unintentionally hit the motorcycle operator.

Eastbound I-70 was shut down for approximately four hours.

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