Kansas City Crime Scene Catch-Up: Dragged Kia, Creepers And Crime Fighting App

Initial reports claim this poor lady in the Kia MIGHT have been drinking.

Here's a tidbit of one witness reported: 

Video captured on a fellow salt truck driver's phone shows a semi going on a green light through the intersection and a Kia Forte smashing into the semi's trailer in front of the passenger side's rear wheels.

"She was probably going 30-40 miles per hour and the next thing you know that car is just wedged underneath there," a witness said.

Meanwhile we share this story and a few other notable crime reports over the past 48 hours . . .

Witness describes crash, semi dragging car for 8 miles on Kansas City interstate

LEAWOOD, Kan. - A semi driver told police he felt his vehicle felt "sluggish." That's because he'd been dragging a car that crashed into him for eight miles. It started early morning Wednesday at State Line Road and the stoplight for the on ramp to Interstate 435 westbound.

In other news . . .

John Keith Calvin, allegedly framed by KCKPD detective, 'died an innocent man' in prison

Like he had done at many other rallies and vigils, Eric Calvin told a crowd gathered in front of the Wyandotte County Courthouse last October just how a former police detective victimized his family. "The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department has destroyed my family, but they only make us stronger," he said.

Kansas City man charged after Raytown officer is assaulted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A KCMO man has been charged, accused of causing the Raytown officer who was arresting him to fall down the stairs and break an ankle. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, 41-year-old Twann J. McGill Jr. has been charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Prairie Village man receives 13-year prison sentence for DWI crash that killed student representative

SOURCE: KMBC A 31-year-old Prairie Village, Kan., man will spend the next 13 years in prison in connection to a fatal DWI crash in Kansas City. Zachary Zorich was sentenced in Jackson County Friday for his involvement in a June 2022 crash at 75th and Ward Parkway.

Questions around Missouri murder feature in Netflix true crime series 'I Am a Killer'

Betty Frizzell is convinced: Her older sister, Vicky Isaac, did not kill Chris Smith in a hail of gunfire on May 14, 2013. Her claims were recently given prominent placement in a 2022 episode of the Netflix documentary series "I Am a Killer" - and while the episode opens with an interview in prison with Isaac herself, her statement to the camera isn't one declaring innocence.

KC community members develop apps aimed to improve access to resources, ability to locate missing persons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians are banding together to protect their community against crime. On behalf of the Justice and Dignity Center, Tony Caldwell shared the group's plan to stop violence, murders and sex trafficking, with an emphasis on improving the process of reporting missing persons, at a public press conference Saturday.

Second Hispanic Deputy Chief In KCPD History Leads Investigations Bureau

Ortiz researched departments, learning that KCPD was one of the most respected departments in the country. He wanted to be a part of the professionalism it offered. Ortiz joined KCPD in 2000, working an array of assignments that included almost a decade in the Street Narcotics Unit and Gang squad.

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