Wrong-way driver in stolen car, police say, kills two after head-on crash on I-70

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KANSAS CITY, Mo — Kansas City police are investigating after they say the driver of a stolen vehicle hit another vehicle, killing two people.

The incident was reported just before 5 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 70 at the 23rd Street on-ramp.

Police say officers were chasing the driver of the Ford Fusion, reported to be stolen in a robbery out of Independence. KCPD said they called off the chase just before the suspect driver struck a Chevrolet head-on. The driver of the Ford Fusion had been traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the highway.

A 24-year-old Kansas City woman, who was a passenger in the Ford, died at the scene. The driver, a 25-year-old Kansas City man, died a short time later at an area hospital.

The driver of the Chevrolet, was last reported to be in serious condition at an area hospital.

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