Andover Police Chief: 2 dead in head-on collision after chase with stolen vehicle
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Andover Police Chief Buck Buchanan confirmed a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman are dead after a suspect involved in a police chase collided head-on with their vehicle.
Buchanan said around 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Andover police received a call of a stolen vehicle from Dollar General.
“A lady gave the suspect a ride from Towanda, trying to be a Good Samaritan, and stopped at the Dollar General to get some stuff and that’s when the suspect stole her truck,” said Buchanan.
Buchanan said an Andover police officer noticed the stolen vehicle near Kellogg and Andover Road and attempted to stop it. Buchanan said the driver in the vehicle did not stop and a chase ensued.
The Kansas Highway Patrol assisted with the chase.
“Until they got to about Greenwich and 47th St. S. At that time, they started heading south and both Andover police and KHP decided to terminate that pursuit,” said Buchanan.
He said the suspect continued to 63rd St. S. where he hit a guardrail and lost a tire. He continued west towards Derby where he crossed the center line and hit another vehicle and then collided head-on with a second vehicle.
The suspect is a 19-year-old man. Buchanan said he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The victims are from the areas of Butler and Sedgwick counties. Buchanan said the suspect is from this area as well.
Original report: Sedgwick County dispatch confirms two people are dead and one person is seriously injured after a crash at E. 63rd St. S. and S. 103rd St. E. Sunday afternoon.
Dispatch said the crash happened at 2:56 p.m.
12 News has a crew headed to the scene to gather more details.
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