Independence investigating deadly crash near 32nd and Sterling

Independence Police Department patrol car

FILE: Independence Police Department patrol car, Independence, Mo.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence, Missouri police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred Thursday evening.

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. near East 32nd Street and Sterling Avenue.

Police say the driver of a Dodge truck was traveling southbound on Sterling Avenue and was slowing to make a left turn to 32nd Street. The driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck struck the rear of the trailer of the Dodge truck.

The driver of the Dodge was not reported to have injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was taken to a local hospital where he later died. He has been identified as 33-year-old Martez Jacoway of Kansas City, Missouri.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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