Police Department

Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Accident Investigation Unit

Sergeant Jason Petersen

(816) 325-7292

News Release: Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation

For Immediate release:  May 14, 2015

Independence Police are investigating a collision that occurred at about 12:00 PM in the area of northbound MO-291 and Independence Ave.  A southbound tractor with trailer was turning left to eastbound Independence Avenue when it was struck by a single northbound vehicle.  The driver and sole occupant of the northbound vehicle was killed in the collision.  The driver of the tractor was not injured. 

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