• 16-year-old dies in accident in Independence

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  • A 16-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon when he was riding on the trunk of a car and fell off.
    Independence police say they continue to investigate the accident, which happened at about 3:45 p.m. in the Highland Manor Trailer Park on U.S. 40. The victim, Cody Dayberry, was riding on the trunk lid of a 2003 Nissan Altima driven by another 16-year-old male on a private street.
    He fell off and struck his head. He was taken a hospital and then transferred to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where he died.

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