Motorcyclist dies in accident on SM Parkway; traffic affected for hours


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A fatal accident at Shawnee Mission Parkway and State Line Road Wednesday affected traffic at the intersection until late in the afternoon.

Westwood police said the motorcyclist who died as a result of the crash was from Shawnee. State Line Road both north and southbound and one eastbound lane on the Parkway were closed until 3 p.m. following the 10:20 a.m. accident.

The accident reportedly occurred in the eastbound lanes of Shawnee Mission Parkway just to the west of the state line. The motorcyclist collided with a utility truck and the cyclist later died at the hospital. The truck driver was not injured, police said.

Westwood police are being assisted in the ongoing investigation by the Kansas Highway Patrol.