An Independence man has been charged in connection with a vehicular accident near 66th and Troost Avenue early Saturday that killed a Kansas City Police Department crime scene investigator.
An Independence man has been charged in connection with a vehicular accident near 66th and Troost Avenue early Saturday that killed a Kansas City Police Department crime scene investigator, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.
Larneal D. Davis, 28, faces one count of involuntary manslaughter, a Class B felony.
According to court records, Davis' vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed just after 3 a.m. northbound on Troost Avenue near 75th Street. When an officer began to pursue he came onto a vehicular accident near 65th Street and saw the driver attempting to flee the scene.
Court documents said that Davis told police that he recalled a vehicle pull out in front of him on Troost westbound from the east side of the street and he hit his brakes trying to avoid a collision, but he crashed his black BMW into the other vehicle.
Soon apprehended, the driver had a strong odor of alcohol, according to court records, and told police he had been celebrating his birthday, which was Friday.
A passenger in the BMW ran from the scene, the pursuing officer reported.
Davis suffered a broken arm and was taken to Research Medical Center. He had refused to submit to a breath or blood sample when arrested, but the test was done after police got a warrant. Davis' blood alcohol content at 6 a.m. was .083. Davis was driving with a suspended license, according to court documents.
Prosecutors requested a $300,000 bond.
-- From information provided by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Offic