Police Department

Pedestrian struck along I-70

Independence Police

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence MO 64050

Traffic Safety Unit

Sgt. John Passiglia

816.325.7292 office


News Release

For immediate release: September 6, 2014 2:00 AM

Pedestrian struck along I-70

Independence Police are investigating a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on eastbound I-70 at Little Blue Parkway. The crash occurred on September 6th at approximately 12:10 AM.

Witnesses report that a pedestrian was on the right shoulder of eastbound I-70 when he was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck that was traveling eastbound.

The pedestrian struck was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup truck that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene. The driver is currently in police custody and is cooperating with the investigation.

The driver and a passenger in the pickup truck were not injured.

The identities of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

The crash is still under investigation.