Officer killed in crash during traffic stop in Overland Park

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy has died after an overnight crash during a traffic stop in Overland Park.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department identified the officer as Master Deputy Brandon Collins.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., Collins initiated a traffic stop on northbound US 69-Highway near 143rd Street.

Within a few minutes of the stop being initiated another driver struck the rear of the deputy’s car. Collins was killed as a result of the crash.

In total, three vehicles were involved in the crash which resulted in a vehicle fire. The condition of the other vehicles’ occupants is unknown at this time.

Overland Park Police conducting an investigation and had 69-Highway closed in both directions for hours on Sunday.

FOX 4 will have more information as details emerge.