Young woman thrown from bed of pickup after Chiefs’ game remains in critical condition

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police said a young woman, thrown from the bed of a pickup truck, remains in critical condition. The jailed driver could face charges

FOX 4's Robert Townsend spoke with the driver's grandparents.

The couple says on Sunday their grandson and two female friends had just left the Chiefs' game in their grandson's white Ford Ranger.

Witnesses told police when the northbound pickup came down the exit ramp near I-435 and 23rd Street it hit a guardrail. Police say a young woman, who was riding in the bed of the truck, was thrown from the vehicle and run over. Police said the driver tried to start his vehicle and leave, but other drivers blocked him from doing so.

The driver's grandparents says the man, who's in his 20s, and the two women went to the same high school.

Right now, police aren't releasing the name of the critically injured.

“She suffered pretty considerable head injuries, and she’s not regained consciousness,” Sgt. Bill Mahoney said. “The last update we got is she’s extremely critical.”

Police say alcohol may have contributed to the crash.


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