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Fatality Hit & Run Investigation at US 24 Hwy and Liberty Street

Fatality Hit & Run Investigation at US 24 Hwy and Liberty Street

For immediate release: August 17, 2017

The Independence Police Accident Investigations Unit is asking for assistance in a hit and run investigation at US 24 Highway and Liberty Street.

The collision occurred around 2:00 a.m. on 08/17/2017 when the victim, an adult female, was crossing US 24 Highway, at the intersection. She was struck by an unknown vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle was traveling east on 24 highway when it struck the victim and then fled the scene.

The identity of the victim will be released after the family has been notified.

US 24 Highway has been shut down to traffic from Main St. to Osage St. Please use an alternate route for the next few hours while we conduct our investigation.

We are asking for witnesses of this crash or those with information on the suspect vehicle, to please call the tips hotline at (816) 474-TIPS or IPD tips at 816 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in US-24 and Liberty Hit & Run has been identified

For immediate release: August 22, 2017

The pedestrian that was killed in a hit and run crash early Thursday morning on US-24 at Liberty has been identified as Cherie Jenner-Summa, a 55 year old resident of Independence, Missouri. The crash remains under investigation.