Police Department

Motorcycle Crash


Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Accident Investigation Unit

Sergeant Jason Petersen

(816) 325-7292


News Release


For immediate release:  June 30, 2015


Motorcycle Crash


Independence Police are investigating a collision that occurred at about 7:40PM in the area of northbound Powell Road north of Truman Road.  A northbound motorcyclist lost control and was subsequently ejected.  A southbound vehicle swerved and stopped in an attempt to avoid but the sliding cyclist struck the front of the vehicle.  The cyclist, a 22-year-old Independence man, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  Occupants in the southbound vehicle were not injured in the collision.


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