Neighbors complain of dangerous traffic following Harrisonville teen’s death

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- As the community mourns the death of a 14-year-old student, killed while walking home from school, some neighbors are speaking out about dangerous driving by high schoolers.

Teenage friends of Corey Turner, 14, have left candles and flowers where an SUV left the roadway and struck the boy before crashing into a house on Tuesday.

According to the Highway Patrol, Kane Lightcap, 17, drove off the left side of Elm Street into a ditch. Troopers said he over-corrected and hit Turner, who was walking down the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street.

Ray Carter owns the damaged home and said neighbors are not surprised by what happened. He said he routinely sees reckless driving along Elm Street after school gets out.

"This street here with young people, I know that they really need a 4-way stop here. There’s another 4-way stop down there so they really can’t get going fast enough," Carter said. "They race each other down through here. It is a concern of all the neighbors."

Carter said construction on Harrisonville's main routes have forced more traffic into a neighborhood that's not designed to handle it.

A 17-year-old friend of Lightcap didn't want to appear on camera but told FOX 4 that Lightcap is a good kid who studies hard in school and is not known for reckless driving.

Elm Street is a fairly narrow roadway and some said parked vehicles on the street cause traffic to swerve and can obstruct drivers' vision of what's ahead.