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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lenexa man killed in car vs motorcycle accident

Posted: October 15, 2014 - 12:42am
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 12:46am

Lenexa Police are investigating after a motorcycle rider was killed in a head-on crash with a car, late Tuesday night.

Police, Fire and Med-Act were called to the area of Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road for an injury accident involving a motorcycle at 11:33 p.m..

Lenexa Fire arrived in the area to find the crash scene in the 9200 block of Santa Fe Trail Drive, in Old Town Lenexa. Firefighters confirmed a car vs motorcycle crash.

Aerial image of the area
Accident scene marked in red. Road closures in yellow.
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Master Police Officer Dan Friesen says, "the car and motorcycle collided head-on resulting in the death of the motorcycle rider. The driver of the car was not injured."

Wednesday afternoon, Lenexa Police officially identified the motorcycle rider as James Michael Raupp, 25, of Lenexa, Kansas.

Raupp was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Police say no charges are anticipated.

The Lenexa Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate the accident.

Santa Fe Trail Drive reopened at 6:45 a.m.

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