Police Department

Fatality Accident on 40 Hwy

News Release


For immediate release:  November 25, 2014

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian 


     Independence Police are investigating a collision that occurred at about 5:45 PM in the area of US 40 and River Blvd.  A 48-year-old man was crossing US 40 near River Blvd on foot when he was struck by a single westbound vehicle.  He was transported to a local hospital and shortly thereafter died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. 

      The cause of the collision is under investigation and the name of the pedestrian will be released after notification to family members has been completed.