Independence police identify Lexington man killed in motorcycle crash on US 24 Highway

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a crash that left a Lexington man dead Thursday afternoon.

According to police, a Honda motorcycle hit the rear end of a Ford F-250 pickup around 2:30 p.m. on US 24 Highway near N. Winfrey Road.

The driver of the pickup had minor injuries.

A male rider on the motorcycle was taken to the hospital, but later died of his injuries.

The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Christopher Beal, of Lexington, Missouri.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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