Police chase ends after fatal crash in Topeka

November 08, 2019 - 5:56 am

One person is dead after a driver involved in a car chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol crashed in Topeka Thursday. 

According to the KHP an officer was attempting to stop a car identified as a suspect vehicle involved in a criminal case. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the suspect sped off and failed to stop at an intersection.  The suspect vehicle struck an SUV. 

The suspect and passenger in the car were taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital but later died. The KHP says the driver will be booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections when he’s released from the hospital.

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