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One person dead after officer involved crash in KCK

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- One person is dead after an accident Thursday night that involved an officer in KCK.

Police say the accident happened near 7th and New Jersey around 10:30 p.m

According to police, the officer was headed as backup to a call of an impaired driver. As the officer was traveling down 7th Street he crashed into the passenger side of a Honda Civic that was turning left into an apartment complex. The Honda Civic was not the vehicle involved in the original call the officer was headed to.

A man sitting in the passenger side of the Honda died from his injuries, police say. The female driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Because the accident involves a KCK officer, the Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation. The Highway Patrol says there was an open bottle of liquor in the Honda and the driver admitted to being intoxicated.

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