KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department said one person is in critical condition following an overnight wrong-way crash that led to a police chase.
Officers responded to 11th and Grand Boulevard on a disturbance call and a white Fiat 500 with two people inside left the scene at a high rate of speed. Police say they were informed that the vehicle almost ran over a pedestrian and a person was armed with a gun.
Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over for a car check, but the Fiat did not stop.
Police began to pursue the vehicle but later terminated the chase when the vehicle entered I-70 westbound traveling in the wrong direction from 13th and Charlotte.
As the vehicle continued to travel eastbound in the westbound lanes, in the area of I-70 and Benton, the vehicle collided with a gold Toyota Solara, then slid into the guardrail.
The driver of the Fiat was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger of the Fiat was also transported to a hospital with critical injuries.
The driver of the Toyota was not injured.
The investigation is ongoing to include possible impairment by the driver of the Fiat.
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