Olathe police close Ridgeview Road after deadly crash

OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe police responded to the scene of a deadly crash on Friday where they’ve had to close the north and southbound lanes of Ridgeview Road between 123rd Street and Santa Barbara Boulevard.

The crash was between a motorcyclist and a school bus where police and emergency workers attempted to save the motorcyclist’s life, but the man died at the scene. He hasn’t been identified yet.

Police say officers were called to the crash at about 3:35 p.m. Investigators say the bus driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating. There were children on the bus, but nobody on the bus was hurt.

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The larger cross streets before the road closure are W. 119th Street to the north and E. Harold Street to the south. Police ask anyone planning to drive through this area to find an alternate route as Ridgeview will remain closed indefinitely.

Olathe police continue to investigate and ask anyone who saw something or knows something that will help investigators to call the department at (913) 971-636 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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