For immediate release: February 26, 2016
Independence Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:50 P.M. on Friday, February 26, 2016, on US-24 Hwy near Blue Mills Road in eastern Independence. The crash resulted in the death of the driver.
The crash occurred when the driver of a 2006 Ford Five Hundred, traveling eastbound on US-24 Hwy, lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned. The 39 year old male driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The identity of the driver is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
The crash remains under investigation.