Independence police investigate after pedestrian struck by train

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 13:30:23-04

Independence police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a train early Wednesday morning.

At 3:57 a.m., police were called to the railroad tracks under Missouri 291 Highway north of E. 39th Street.

When officers arrived, they found a deceased subject, whose identity has not yet been confirmed.

One of the southbound MO 291 Highway lanes was temporarily shut down during the morning commute while detectives and Medical Examiner’s Office personnel were on the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident, who hasn’t already given a statement to police, is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477, IPD Tips at 816-325-7777 or email