September 7, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Independence resident Andrew L. Smith has died from injuries sustained over the weekend at the intersection of Fremont and 12th Terrace, according to an email sent by KCMO Public Information Officer Darin Snapp on Wednesday afternoon.
The fatal accident occurred after Smith, 27, ran through a stop sign on his motorcycle. Investigators determined that Smith was traveling westbound on Fremont on the evening of September 3 when he failed to heed the stop sign, ultimately striking a Cadillac Escalade heading northbound. Smith was ejected from his vehicle, and was eventually transported to Truman Medical Center for treatment. He later died at the hospital.
The driver of the Escalade was transported to Centerpoint Hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.