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Driver killed in Truman Road crash

Driver killed in Truman Road crash

For immediate release: August 5, 2017

Independence police are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 5, 2017, on Truman Road at Baker Street. The crash resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

The crash occurred when a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up, traveling west on Truman Road crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2004 Ford Focus head-on. The driver of the Focus, a 45 year old female, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital where they were treated and released.

The identity of the driver killed is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.

The crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Independence man charged in early Saturday fatal vehicular on Truman Road

Press release from the Jackson County prosecutor's office.