Police Department

Suspect Charged in I-70 Vehicular Assault

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release


For immediate release: September 9, 2014

Suspect Charged in I-70 Vehicular Assault

 The Driver who struck a pedestrian with his vehicle along east bound I-70 at Little Blue Parkway on Saturday, September 6, 2014, was charged today in Jackson County Court.

The suspect’s name is Calvin L. Johnson, 21 yrs. old, of Kansas City, Missouri.  Johnson received state charges of Vehicular Assault, a Class C Felony, and Possession of a Narcotic Substance, a Class A Misdemeanor.

 The victim of the assault remains hospitalized under intensive care.

                                                                                             Calvin L Johnson