Crash Alert: 75-year-old man killed in hit-and-run crash in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, MO - A 75-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Independence yesterday morning. According to KMBC News, the deadly collision occurred on U.S. 24 and Sterling Avenue at around 7:30 a.m.

A Honda Odyssey was traveling westbound on U.S. 24 when the driver passed through a red light at high speed and crashed into a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 75-year-old Thomas Cooke. The Odyssey driver then fled the scene.

Cooke and his passenger were both critically injured in the collision and transported to a hospital for treatment. Cooke later died from his injuries. The passenger remains in serious condition. 

Independence Police are investigating the situation now. 

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