Man charged in connection with deadly police crash - KMOV.com

Man charged in connection with deadly police crash

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
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(KMOV) --A man is charged in connection with the deadly police crash case involving Officer David Haynes.

Sheldon Beckham, 23, is charged with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree burglary, stealing under $500, and resisting arrest.

Authorities said Beckham is accused of a burglary in the 5400 block of Bancroft. Officer Haynes spotted the vehicle described in the burglary, and followed Beckham. When the officer signaled for the car to pull over, it continued, and as the officer went through the intersection of Oleatha and Kingshighway, his patrol car was struck by an SUV on the patrol car's passenger side. 

The patrol car spun out, causing the patrol car's driver side to crash into the front of a second SUV. The force of the impact pushed the second SUV into a small passenger sedan that was behind the SUV in traffic.

Officer Haynes was trapped in his patrol vehicle for a short time but once he was able to be removed, he was rushed to Barnes Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

 

 

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