Police Department

Train Fatality


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 11, 2015


Train Fatality


At approximately 8:15 p.m. this evening a person who is believed to have been lying down on or near the railroad track in the area of W. Southside Blvd and W. 23rd St. was struck and killed by a train.


The identity of the victim is not known at this time but it is believed to be a white male. The train was westbound when it struck the victim.


Independence Police Detectives responded to investigate the incident and the Jackson County Medical Examiner responded to take custody of the body.


No further information is expected to be released until at least next week. The investigation is ongoing.