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.