UPDATE–Driver identified following head-on fatality collision in Independence

| June 20, 2017
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UPDATE: 06/20/17 4:29 p.m.)-Driver killed in head-on collision on MO-78 at Powell Road has been identified.

The driver that was killed Sunday night on MO-78 at Powell Road has been identified as Nicholas A. Robinson, 27, of Independence, Mo.

The crash remains under investigation.



INDEPENDENCE, Mo.- According to a report, the Independence Police Department are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred 11:00 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2017 on MO-78 and Powell Road. The crash proved fatal for one of the drivers.

Report indicates a 2014 Ford Focus was traveling eastbound on MO-78, crossed the center line, and struck a westbound 2006 Dodge Caravan head-on. The driver of the Focus, 27-year-old male, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and occupants of the Caravan were transported to area hospitals with serious but not believed to be life threatening injuries. The identity of the driver killed is not being released at this time pending notification of kin.

The Independence Police Department stated the crash remains under investigation.

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