Topeka police identify man killed in motorcycle accident

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UPDATE: The motorcyclist killed in a crash Monday afternoon has been identified as 31-year old Robert A. Zimmerman of Topeka. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Police have confirmed Robert A. Zimmerman, 31, of Osage City, died in a Monday afternoon crash between a minivan and a motorcycle in Topeka.

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Southwest Fairlawn Road, according to a Topeka police watch commander. There were no details immediately available on the cause of the crash, but he confirmed the motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

For a portion of Thursday evening, emergency crews had Fairlawn between Southwest 19th Street and Southwest 20th Street closed off while officers investigated what happened in the crash.

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