Fleeing driver charged with deadly Kansas City crash

6 months 1 week 1 day ago Monday, August 13 2018 Aug 13, 2018 Monday, August 13, 2018 7:35:39 AM CDT August 13, 2018 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fleeing Kansas City driver has been charged with manslaughter in a deadly crash.

The Kansas City Star reports that 22-year-old Samuel Dozier is charged in the death of 32-year-old Thomas Colatrella.

Police said in court documents that Dozier fled Saturday night as officers attempted to stop a pickup truck that had been stolen from Lee's Summit. The truck matched the description of a vehicle that had been seen in a shooting in which a man fired at a person in the street.

Dozier is accused of speeding through several intersections before running through a stop sign and broadsiding Colatrella's car. The impact slammed the car into a rock wall in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. Colatrella was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

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