Man dies following chase, crash in south Wichita

A man is dead following a chase and crash in south Wichita.
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 8:41 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: A man is dead following a chase and crash in south Wichita.

Police said the incident started Thursday morning around Hydraulic and Wassell. Officers spotted a suspect vehicle linked to several larcenies in the area. The officers then witnessed a traffic violation by the vehicle near Washington and Wassell.

Police tried to stop the car at Pawnee and Washington but the vehicle fled north on Washington going left of the center.

Police quickly terminated the chase but the suspect driver fled the area at a high rate of speed on Washington. North of Funston Street, the driver tried to pass another vehicle on the right. The suspect vehicle sideswiped that vehicle, lost control and rolled several times.

Police said the suspect ran from the vehicle and collapsed behind a nearby truck. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

A passenger in the suspect’s vehicle refused treatment. The driver of the sideswiped vehicle was not hurt.

The Kansas Highway Patrol has been called out to investigate the crash.

One person is in very critical condition and another has suffered serious injuries in a crash in south Wichita.

Sedgwick County dispatchers said a call about the crash came in just before 8:30 a.m. on Thursday near Osie and Washington.

Dispatchers said the crash involved a single vehicle that flipped.