Second person dies after pursuit involving KCKPD ends in crash

Published: Jan. 8, 2023 at 10:26 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 8, 2023 at 10:28 AM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - According to the police, a second person has died after there was a crash following a pursuit on Sunday.

According to the police, one of the drivers passed away Tuesday due to her injuries.

The police did not specify whether she was the driver of the car being pursued or the driver of the car that was struck.

Previous coverage is below.

A police pursuit that started in Kansas City, Kansas, Sunday morning ended with a deadly crash in Missouri.

Police said it happened at 2:07 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Police said the pursuit of a white GMC Terrain began in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking early Sunday morning.

The GMC was traveling eastbound on Independence Avenue at a high rate of speed when, at Independence and Hardesty, the GMC failed to stop at a red traffic light. It then struck a black Nissan Altima that was traveling northbound on Hardesty.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries while the front seat passenger of the Altima was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the GMC was also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said.

While the pursuit began in KCK and moved into KCMO, the KCPD said none of their officers were involved in the pursuit.