The motorcyclist killed on Missouri 7 south of Blue Springs on Sunday has been identified as Brook Brown, 26, of Kingsville, Mo.
Ronda Montgomery of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office also identified the second motorcyclist as Christopher Cornwell, 29, of Holden. He suffered serious injuries.
The Sheriff's Office said the two were traveling east on Milton Thompson Road, south of Blue Springs, shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. As they approached a sharp curve to the north, Cornwell laid his motorcycle down on the pavement and then slid into the guardrail on the east side of the road.
Brown tried to avoid colliding with Cornwell and swerved into gravel along the road, then hit the guardrail.
Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.
The case is still under investigation, Montgomery reported.