Small stretch of 24 Highway in Independence deemed deadliest in Kansas and Missouri

In a report released at the end of 2018, the Wendt Law Firm determined the top 40 deadliest crash sites by looking at where fatal crashes occur at a high rate. The crash sites were ranked by density, measured by deadly crashes per mile, according to the report.

The No. 1 deadliest stretch is a 16th of a mile of 24 Highway at North Blue Mills Road in Independence. There were three deadly crashes during those two years on that short section of the highway.