A motorcycle driver is dead following a crash early this morning. Emergency crews responded to Truman Road and Indiana Avenue this morning just before 2 a.m.

According to the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), the initial investigation revealed that a white BMW 328I was traveling eastbound on Truman Road at a very high rate of speed. At Truman and Indiana, the BMW struck a black Yamaha V-Star Classic motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected off the motorcycle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the BMW was uninjured in the collision. The investigation, to include suspected impairment, is currently ongoing.

This is fatality crash 26 with 30 fatalities compared to 35 fatality crashes and 38 fatalities at this time last year.