Suspect Charged After Pedestrian Struck Amid KCPD Car Chase

Summer reminder to be careful on local streets as rising violence and more brazen suspects occupy local roads.

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According to court records, a GMC vehicle stopped on Wednesday evening by Kansas City police on Independence Avenue drove forward striking a police car. It then attempted to elude police. It reached speeds up to 95 mph on residential streets. As vehicle approached Independence Avenue and Interstate 435, it drove southbound in the northbound lanes. At that time, officers terminated the pursuit. Other KCPD officers located the vehicle near Truman Road and Interested 435, where the GMC had been involved in a crash involving a signal box. 

A pedestrian was struck by the GMC and died of those injuries.

Prosecutors requested a $250,000 bond.

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Jackson County Prosecutor's Office: Driver who struck and killed pedestrian near Interstate 435 and Truman Road charged

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