For Immediate Release
Jan. 4, 2017
An Independence man has been charged with multiple felonies in the vehicular fatality that claimed the lives of two children and injured two others last year on I-435, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Terry Gray, dob: 6/29/1966, faces two counts of DWI, resulting in death or, in the alternative, two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter and two counts DWI, serious physical injury or in the alternative Assault 2nd Degree.*
According to court records, Gray drove on Sept. 17, 2017 on the 23rd Street ramp at Interstate 435 a Dodge Ram truck into the back of a vehicle that collided with to other vehicles, killing two persons and injuring two others. A witness saw the truck drive through a stop light. A toxicology report of blood taken from the defendant showed high levels of THC.
Prosecutors requested a bond of 75,000.
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.