Police: Man suffering from gunshot wound ran red light, caused fatal crash at 63rd and Prospect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police tell FOX 4 that a man suffering from a gunshot wound caused a multi-vehicle crash that killed one person Tuesday night.

Police say around 8:32 p.m., a Pontiac was heading south on Prospect Avenue at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at the red light at 63rd Street. Police say the driver was suffering from a gunshot wound was trying to drive himself to Research Medical Center.

The Pontiac hit a Dodge pickup truck that was headed west on 63rd Street. The collision pushed the pickup truck into a Nissan minivan Delphine Sydnor was driving, then into a pole on the southwest corner of the intersection.

According to police, driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the Pontiac was taken to the hospital and is currently listed in critical condition. Sydnor sustained only minor injuries.

"It really was a horrific crash," Sydnor said. "That detective looked like he was shocked that I wasn’t more injured or my vehicle didn’t have more damage."

Sydnor says a detective told her the pickup truck may have flipped over her minivan, which helped prevent her from suffering more serious injuries.  Sydnor says she prayed for the truck driver, and is sad to learn that he died in the wreck.

Police have not yet released the identity of the deceased victim.

Rescue workers also rushed the driver with the gunshot wound to the hospital. There is no update on his condition.

Like many, Sydnor says she's praying for an end to the gun violence that's plaguing Kansas City, and increasingly harming other innocent victims in its path.

 

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.

One person is dead and one person is in critical condition following a crash at 63rd and Prospect Tuesday night.