KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man who had just turned his life around, his mother says, was killed Sunday in East Kansas City by a teen driver who crashed and swerved into the man as he was walking down 34th and Prospect.
Lonzell Davis, 42, had just graduated from a recovery program at Kansas City Rescue Mission, his mom said. After going to church, Davis like to go cut people's hair free-of-charge.
After leaving church services Sunday, he was walking down Prospect with his barber tools in hand when a car traveling the wrong way on 34th Street hit another car going southbound on Prospect.
Then the wrong-way driver, who police say is a 16-year-old girl, went onto the sidewalk and struck down Davis.
Police found a barber's cape and other tools at the crash scene. Davis had also completed a recovery program at the City Union Mission. His mom says he was working at a factory on Front Street.
"He'd cut everybody's hair and he wouldn't charge people. It must have been somebody that he knew. On a Sunday after church he doesn't want to stay in so he just wants to get out, so he just wants to cut hair," said Mae Conway, Davis' mother.
Charges have not yet been filed against the driver. Conway says she should be held responsible, but is also willing to forgive her.
There were three people in the silver car that the 16-year-old driver also hit. They were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.