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SMITHVILLE — U.S. Highway 169 from Highway KK to 179th Street in Smithville was closed for nearly two hours Tuesday, Sept. 28, as troopers with the highway patrol investigated a fatality wreck involving a motorcycle and three other vehicles.

The wreck occurred, according to the highway patrol, around 2:45 p.m. when Michael F. Orr, 66, of Parkville, drove a 2019 Harley Davidson southbound on U.S. 169 and crossed into the path of and struck a 2019 Ford driven by Justin Farrell, 51, of Smithville.

Orr was ejected and the motorcycle he drove then struck a 2014 Chrysler, causing it to strike a 2018 Mitsubishi. Orr was pronounced dead at the scene. Farrell suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment.

Managing Editor Amanda Lubinski can be reached at amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com or 903-6001.

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