A Grandview man has been charged with leaving the scene of a traffic incident that left another Grandview man dead.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Ray Anthony Jordan, 41, with leaving the scene and driving with a suspended license.
Early Sunday, Grandview police went to the 12800 block of East Outer Road and found Scott Anthony Morris, 38, lying by the side of the road with serious injuries.
Emergency medical personnel took Morris to Research Medical Center, where he later died.
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According to court documents, Jordan reported to Grandview police headquarters early Wednesday morning.
During an interview, Jordan said he had been driving northbound on East Outer Road and thought that he had struck a deer with his sport utility vehicle. He continued northbound before turning onto a side street, where he stopped to inspect the damage to his SUV.
He then left the scene, Jordan allegedly said, because his driver’s license had been suspended.
Investigators who recovered Jordan’s vehicle from an Independence body shop noted damage to its front passenger side. A portion of a headlight lens recovered at the incident scene matched the vehicle’s passenger-side front headlight, and the damaged windshield contained pieces of hair.
Investigators also obtained surveillance video from a motel near the scene that showed an SUV traveling northbound on the outer road, striking a man, slowing and leaving the scene.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000 and are considering further criminal charges.