Police Department

Traffic Crash Fatality at Truman Rd. and Home Ave.

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:  April 30, 2016

Independence Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred at about 6:32PM on April 30th in the area of Truman Road and Home.  An eastbound motorcycle struck a vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn from a parking lot to westbound Truman Road.  After the initial collision, the motorcyclist was struck by a second eastbound motorcycle.  The female driver of the turning vehicle was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  Both motorcyclists were transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The leading motorcyclist later died from injuries sustained in the crash.    

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