223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence MO 64050
Traffic Safety Unit
Sgt. Steve McVay
For immediate release: April 26, 2014
Independence police officers are investigating a single car crash that occurred at 11:09 a.m. on Saturday April 26, 2014, at US-40 Hwy and 36th Street. The crash resulted in the death of the driver.
The crash occurred when the driver of a 2003 Ford Explorer, traveling westbound on US-40 Hwy, lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver. The 32 year old female driver was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The identity of the driver is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
The crash remains under investigation.