Kansas woman dies after hit by car fleeing police

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Police say a 62-year-old woman died when a car fleeing from police ran a stop sign and collided with her vehicle.

The accident happened Monday night in Kansas City, Kan. Police say they began pursuing the man's vehicle after they saw him commit two traffic violations while leaving an area known for its drug activity.

The man's car eventually ran a stop sign and hit a car driven by Graciela Olivas, of Kansas City, Kan., sending her car into a ditch. She died later at a hospital.

Police said the 28-year-old man tried to run away from the scene after the crash. He was taken into custody after a short foot chase and treated for injuries before being booked into Wyandotte County jail.

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