For Immediate Release
March 22, 2017
An Independence man has been charged with manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with the March 17 vehicular accident that resulted in the death of two boys, ages 6 and 10, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Brian K. Moyer, dob: 8/5/1975, faces two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree, two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving While License was Suspended.*
According to court records, witnesses told police that silver vehicle was driving between 70 to 100 mph on 12th Street when it left the road and struck a utility pole, flipping and landing in a the yard of a private residence. Two boys were ejected as well as the vehicle driver, later identified as Brian Moyer. The juveniles died as a result of their injuries. A police investigation revealed that Moyer's vehicle was involved earlier in a hit and run near Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue. The driver of a white Cadillac and Moyer stopped briefly and agreed to exchange information, but Moyer's vehicle fled the scene. When Moyer's vehicle crested the hill on E. 12th Street at Newton, the crash occurred that resulted in the boy's deaths. The police investigation revealed no safety child restraints were used at the time of the crash.
The case remains under investigation.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $200,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.