24-year-old woman killed in motorcycle crash Sunday morning in Independence

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A woman riding a motorcycle died in a crash with an SUV Sunday morning.

It happened around 11:15 a.m. on Noland Road, just north of U.S. 40 Highway in Independence. Police said the driver of a Lincoln Navigator tried to turn into a parking lot in front of the motorcycle.

Investigators said the 24-year-old woman was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. She was transported to a hospital, but died of her injuries. No one else was injured in the crash.

Family have identified the victim as 24-year-old Sierra Shaffer. Her family has started a gofundme page to help with funeral expenses.

The crash remains under investigation.

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