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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police arrested a wrong-way driver who’s being investigated for impairment after they left the scene of a crash that killed a motorcyclist Friday night.
KCPD’s accident investigation squad met officers on a reported hit-and-run crash at Forrester and Santa Fe at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
The investigation revealed a motorcyclist on a homemade bike was traveling westbound across the bridge on Forrester when the driver of a silver Ford Fusion hit them head on.
The crash ejected the motorcyclist, who wasn’t wearing a helmet. They were taken to a hospital with critical injuries and pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver of the Ford left the crash scene, but police caught and arrested them nearby.