The man killed when hit by a train Wednesday morning in Independence has been identified as 20-year-old Da'Jour J. Lucas from St. Joseph. Police say the case remains an open investigation.

Independence police said Lucas was hit shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday on the single Kansas City Southern track set as it runs underneath Missouri 291, north of East 39th Street.

One of the southbound lanes was temporarily shut down for a couple hours while detectives and medical examiner personnel worked at the scene. Anyone with information about the incident who has not already spoken with police is asked the call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email