Motorcyclist killed in crash at 60th, Swope Parkway - KCTV5

Motorcyclist killed in crash at 60th, Swope Parkway

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The scene of the crash around noon. (KCTV) The scene of the crash around noon. (KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened on Sunday at 10:18 a.m.

The crash happened at 60th and Swope Parkway.

According to police, the motorcyclist was heading south on Swope and a white Nissan was stopped at the stop sign on the west side of the intersection. 

The Nissan didn't yield and pulled in front of the motorcycle, striking it and causing it to lose control. 

The motorcycle hit the curb on the left side, turned over, and ejected the motorcyclist. 

KCTV5 spoke with Destiny Barrett, a medical assistant who witnessed what happened and stopped to help. She said the driver of the motorcycle died instantly.

The driver has been identified as George Logan, 56, of Kansas City, MO.

“He was flying in the air and he slid down on the ground and hit his head,” said Barrett. “Blood flew everywhere on the ground.”

The person driving the Nissan then left the scene, heading eastbound. It's bumper could be seen in the street at the scene. Police found the car a few blocks away.

“Right now, it’s pretty obvious: they had a stop sign; the Nissan is at fault,” said Sgt. Deb Randol with the Kansas City Police Department.

Randol said this is the 44th crash fatality this year. Last year at this time, the number was 27. That number not only includes crashes involving motorcycles, but also cars, pedestrians, and bicycles.

“When you're operating a car, you have to make sure that you look both ways and really look hard to make sure no one's coming,” said Randol.

Barrett said she and other witnesses are furious the driver left, while Logan laid in the street.

“His life is important just like everybody else,” said Barrett. “He needs justice just like anyone else.”

The driver of the Nissan returned to the scene a short while later. Police said a witness pointed her out and they took her into custody.

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