Lee’s Summit man killed in motorcycle accident

tporter@lsjournal.comJune 13, 2013 

A Lee’s Summit man was killed June 11 after his motorcycle collided with a car that had turned into his path.

Lee’s Summit Police were called to the scene of the accident at S.W. Jefferson St. and S.W. Blue Parkway at 12:45 p.m., according to a press release from the department. The initial investigation indicates that the motorcyclist was northbound on S.W. Jefferson and struck a vehicle that was southbound and preparing to make a left turn to proceed east on S.W. Blue Parkway.

The investigation also indicates that the driver of the car was making a left turn on a green solid traffic signal and failed to yield the right of way to the northbound motorcyclist.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries and passed a short time later.

The driver of the car was not injured.

The deceased was identified as 36-year-old Chad Fritz of Lee’s Summit. He was operating a red, 2002 Ducati motorcycle.

The other driver was driving a maroon Ford Escort, but his name is being withheld since he is a 16-year-old juvenile, authorities said.

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