Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050-3013
Public Information Office
Officer Tom Gentry
For immediate release: September 11, 2015
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.