Posted on Oct 06, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO - Police said a speeding driver was involved in a fatal car accident in Kansas City Sunday morning, KCTV reports.

The incident began when an officer tried to stop the driver of a Cadillac who was doing doughnuts at the intersection of Truman Road and Grand Boulevard at about 3 a.m., police said.

When the driver took off heading north on Grand Boulevard at high speed, the officer disengaged from the pursuit.

The Cadillac then hit the back of a stopped Chevy Silverado pickup, causing the Chevy to strike a traffic light pole and a decorative light pole before catching fire.  Police said the officer involved in the initial traffic stop put out the fire and began to render first aid.  

A passenger in the Cadillac was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  Both drivers were hospitalized.  The Chevy driver suffered what were described as life-threatening injuries while the Cadillac driver suffered critical injuries.

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