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Passenger in Car Chase Dies After Wreck

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:19 PM by Associated Press

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BLUE SPRINGS (AP) - A 29-year-old man died when the vehicle he was in crashed during a police chase in a Kansas City suburb.

Blue Springs police say the chase began Sunday night near Lake Tapawingo when police tried to stop the car for careless driving. The chase along U.S. 40 went into Blue Springs, when the vehicle ran off the road and hit a utility pole.

The Independence Examiner reports a man believed to be from Overland Park, Kan., died at the scene.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Blue Springs, fled on foot but was captured a short time later. He is being held by Blue Springs police pending charges.

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