Pursuit leads to fatal crash on I-70 in Leavenworth County

October 01, 2019 - 5:33 am

One man from Illinois is dead after a police pursuit led to a traffic accident on I-70 in Leavenworth County.  

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol it started around 2 p.m. Monday, police attempted to stop a pickup and the driver fled westbound on I-70. The driver then crossed the centerline and attempted to drive the wrong way to elude pursuit, but struck an eastbound car.  

Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Anthony Dorsey of Kansas City, Kansas.  He was uninjured and taken into police custody.  

The driver of the eastbound car was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was identified as 19-year-old Nathan Pena of Brookfield, Illinois.

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