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Friday, October 14, 2011

Fatal motorcycle accident

Posted: October 14, 2011 - 12:43am
Updated: October 14, 2011 - 4:27am

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident this morning. The accident occurred at 12:33 this morning according to the Highway Patrol. One motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident which occurred on southbound Interstate 635 on the ramp to eastbound K-5 Highway in Kansas City, Kansas.

A short time before this accident occurred, a Platte County, Missouri Sheriff's Deputy reported a motorcycle that failed to yield to him. That motorcycle was last seen traveling at a high rate of speed southbound. The description of that motorcycle and the one involved in the Kansas City, Kansas crash are similar however, the Kansas Highway Patrol is still investigating if this is the same motorcycle.

Riverside, Missouri Police reported watching a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Interstate 635 approaching the river, crossing into Kansas. Police were not in pursuit and did not attempt to stop the motorcycle as it sped by.

It was just minutes after that Riverside officer reported that speeding motorcycle that Kansas City, Kansas Fire and EMS crews along with the Kansas Highway Patrol were called to respond on a single motorcycle accident.

According to a preliminary report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, the motorcycle was southbound on I-635, attempted to exit to K-5 eastbound. The motorcycle "failed to negotiate the curve" and struck a bridge rail. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced deceased at the scene.

As of 4:15 a.m. KHP says the driver of the motorcycle was 18-year-old, Rainey Evans of Liberty, Missouri. Investigators say Evans was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Operation 100 News was the first and only media outlet in the area to report this story online. It was first posted here before 1 a.m.. Nothing by any other local media until after 5:20 a.m.. Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available.

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