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Posted on: February 16, 2018

KC man, 29, charged in double fatality vehicular crash on 71 Highway at I-435

For Immediate Release

Feb. 16, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged with two counts of Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the vehicular deaths of  Laura and Ryan Humphrey early on Nov. 11, 2017 near Interstate 435 and U.S. 71 Highway, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Preston E. Moore, dob: 10/29/1988, faces two counts of Murder 2nd Degree, DWI and Driving While Revoked.*

According to court records, the Humphreys were driving northbound on U.S. 71 at Interstate 435 after 2 a.m. when they crashed with a vehicle driven by Moore. They sustained deadly injuries and Moore also was injured. Witnesses told police that the vehicle driven by Moore was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at a high rate of speed. An open liquor bottle was found in the vehicle driven by Moore. Toxicology results showed Moore with an elevated level of ethanol. Moore has a previous DWI conviction.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

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.

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