For immediate release: June 14, 2017
Police Investigate Train Versus Pedestrian Collision
On June 14th at 3:57 AM, Independence police officers were called to a pedestrian struck by a train on the railroad tracks under Missouri 291 Highway north of E. 39th Street S. When officers arrived, they located a deceased subject, whose identity has not yet been confirmed. That information will be made available once identification has been determined and family has been notified.
One of the southbound Missouri 291 Highway lanes was shut down during the morning commute temporarily while police detectives and personnel from the Medical Examiner's Office were on scene.
Anyone with information about the incident, who has not already given a statement to police is asked to call the TIPS hotline (816) 474-TIPS, IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email email@example.com.