223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence MO 64050.3013
Traffic Safety Unit
Sgt. John Passiglia
For immediate release: July 22, 2014
Motorcyclist Killed in I-70 Traffic Crash
Independence Police are investigating a traffic fatality involving a motorcyclist that occurred at approximately 1:30 AM today.
The crash occurred when the driver of a Cadillac Escalade lost control of his vehicle while westbound on I-70 near Lee’s Summit Road causing the vehicle to strike a guardrail, overturn and come to rest in the roadway. The motorcyclist who was also westbound on I-70 then struck the wreckage of the Cadillac.
Both drivers were taken to an area hospital. The driver of the Cadillac sustained non-life threatening injuries. The motorcyclist died later at the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.
The motorcyclist who died was identified to be Cristopher M. Muse, age 26, a resident of Kansas City, KS.
The crash remains under investigation.