News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/31/2017 4:08:54 PM to 10/31/2017 4:30:08 PM.

News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: October 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lee's Summit teen charged in double vehicular fatality on Jan. 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

Oct. 31, 2017

A Lee's Summit teenage has been charged in connection with the crash that killed two other teenagers in Jan. 2017 in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rodriquez Franklin, dob: 8/19/1998, faces two counts of DWI -- Death of Another or in the alternative two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree.

According to court records filed today, Kansas City police responded to a vehicle collision in  the area of 73rd and Prospect Avenue. Two of the vehicle's passengers were pronounced  dead at the scene. They were identified as Kaeden M. Hernandez, dob: 11/10/1998, and Zachary M. Meyers, dob: 12/17/1998. The defendant was the removed from the driver's seat by emergency responders. A police investigation of the wreck revealed that the vehicle driven by the defendant was driving at excessive speed when the defendant lost control, striking a curb and a large tree. Witnesses told the defendant's vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, between 100 to 120 mph, according to one witness, behind another vehicle driven by the defendant's girlfriend. She told police she was attempting to get away from vehicle and didn't know who was driving it.

Prosecutors requested a $50,000 bond.

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.

Charging Document(s)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in JCPAO Press Releases

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

Posted on: September 29, 2017

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

Posted on: December 23, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

Posted on: November 4, 2016

KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Police officer’s conviction upheld

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Charges filed in Independence murder

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Independence eluding leads to charges

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Sexual assault of 15-year-old

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Charges in weekend chase, crash

Posted on: March 6, 2016

Sword-wielding man leads police on chase

Posted on: February 25, 2016

Charges in Monday shooting

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Two charged in double homicide

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Manslaughter charges filed in 2015 wreck

Posted on: January 25, 2016

One charged in KC rape

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Messina honored by KCMBA

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Charges in Independence murder

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Solar energy theft involved area churches

Posted on: December 16, 2015