Around 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the area on a report of a man stumbling in traffic.
Police believe Harter was stabbed during the confrontation before the other driver fled. Police did not say if witnesses provided a description of the killer or his vehicle. "He knew love", she said.
"He did a tour over in Iraq and he was in Qatar", his mother added. He also helped with hurricane relief past year. He loved everyone. He would help anybody. Harter was one semester shy of getting his engineering technology degree.
CBS affiliate KCTV of Kansas City, Missouri, reports that Harter had his own lawn care business and was also an aspiring dirtbike racer.
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"To die because someone was angry", she said, not finishing the sentence. "I can only imagine someone was upset because he wasn't going fast enough". "Is that a reason to take his life?"
Stumbling man spotted on 291 in Lee's Summit. A few good Samaritans even got out of their cars and held the victim's hand, praying, as they waited for law enforcement to arrive.
Police say Cody M. Harter, 24, of St. Joseph, Mo. was stabbed and killed by an unknown suspect along the roadway near I-470 and Colbern Rd. Died on scene. The victim is a W/M in his 20's. "Anything you might think is not important or just trivial". The suspect's vehicle was parked in front of Harter's truck - a maroon, 2003 Chevy Silverado extended cab Z71 with a large, zero turn mower in the bed. "I'll be home in just a bit'". Harter and suspect were arguing outside of their vehicles. "Let's find who did this senseless act so you're not sitting here when it's your child". "Please call. They will put the pieces together". You can reach the police department, if necessary, at 816-969-7390, but call the TIPS Hotline first.
They described it as a possible road rage incident.