Independence Man Killed By Loose Trailer On Hwy. 50
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A 59-year-old man died in a car accident last week, and then he became a victim again when someone robbed his house, KMBC's Donna Pitman reported.On Jan. 4, Charles E. Lewis was killed when his SUV was sheared by a runaway flatbed trailer on Highway 50 in Lee's Summit. Lewis died instantly.Pitman reported that within one day of Lewis' death, someone broke into his house."I can't believe his house was broken into," neighbor Denise Moss said. "For someone to break into a house, it's terrible anyway. But to have this tragedy on top of that, it's unbelievable."Neighbors hope that whoever robbed the victim's home didn't know he had passed away."Hopefully, it's a coincidence; that someone didn't do this to him and his family after he was dead," neighbor Randy Stone said.However, some believe that the burglar took advantage of the situation and should be punished."It is low. The kids have enough hurt right now," Moss said.Lewis' relatives have filed a police report. Meanwhile, the family is planning Charles' funeral.Anyone with information in the case can call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.