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St. Joseph man dies in motorcycle crash Friday night

A St. Joseph man was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday evening in St. Joseph.

Posted: Jun 1, 2019 10:12 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph man was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday evening in St. Joseph.

According to the the St. Joseph Police Department, De Swinney was driving a motorcycle shortly before 10:00 p.m. when he lost control on the northbound entrance ramp to I-229 from the Stockyards Expressway.

Swinney was taken to the hospital but later died of his injuries.

The crash closed the northbound lanes of I-229 in downtown St. Joseph for several hours Friday night and reopened shortly before 5:00 a.m. Saturday.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

Police say next-of-kin has been notified.

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