Olathe man killed in motorcycle crash at Independence, Wilson avenues

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person has died following a crash involving a car and motorcycle Tuesday.

The crash was reported just after 10:30 a.m. at Independence and Wilson avenues.

Police said the driver of a grey Honda Civic was traveling east on Independence Avenue and the driver of a black Harley Davidson was traveling west when the driver of the Honda turned left in front of the motorcyclist, hitting the motorcycle and throwing the driver into the air and onto the pavement.

Police said the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a motorcycle helmet and landed head first. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.

He has been identified as a 64-year-old Olathe man.

The driver of the Honda was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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