Independence police chase ends in multi-vehicle crash in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police chase that began in Independence ended in a crash in KCMO.

The chase began at 40-Highway and Pitman Road in Indpendence and ended at Bellaire and Blue Parkway in KCMO Sunday evening when the suspect vehicle — a silver SUV — crossed the center line and struck a civilian vehicle — a red pickup truck — head on, police said.

The chase began when police were pursuing a suspect in an aggravated assault.

There were at least three ambulances and two fire trucks at the scene after the crash.

In total, five people were injured. Three people in the civilian vehicle were injured, including a 13-year-old girl. All sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Two people from the suspect SUV were injured. One female was ejected from the vehicle. The conditions of those two people are not known at this time.

No officers were injured in the crash.

FOX 4 is at the scene and working to learn more. Check back for the latest updates.