Man was driving 136 mph before hit-and-run on Kellogg, Wichita police say
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police say a 28-year-old man was driving 136 mph on Kellogg early Sunday morning when he crashed into another vehicle, severely injuring two people.
It happened at around 1:45 a.m. near I-235. WPD said on its Facebook page that officers arrived to find an overturned Jeep and two occupants with severe but non-life-threatening injuries.
"Near the Jeep was an unoccupied Dodge Challenger," the post says. "Witnesses reported seeing this vehicle driving on Kellogg at speeds estimated to be above 100 MPH."
Police determined that the Challenger rear-ended the Jeep, and a witness said the Challenger's driver left the scene on foot.
"A short time later Officers responded to an unknown EMS call at a hotel on W. Kellogg. They contacted Rakim Dean and determined he was the driver of the Dodge. He was uninjured."
Data from the Challenger's event data recorder showed Dean was going 136 mph prior to the crash, police said.
The Sedgwick County district attorney's office charged him Wednesday with two counts of aggravated battery, leaving the scene of a serious injury collision, and speeding. He did not appear in online jail records Wednesday.
Police have arrested a man who allegedly fled from police after a hit-and-run on Sunday.
The Wichita Police Department said that shortly before 2 a.m. they were called out to a crash at I-235 and Kellogg. Officers found a Jeep SUV and a Dodge Challenger involved in the crash.
The occupants of the Jeep were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and Police were told that the driver of the Challenger had fled.
Officers found Rakim Dean, who they believe to be the driver of the Challenger, and took him into custody. The 28-year-old Wichita resident was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on two counts of aggravated battery and one count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
Bond has been set at $200,000.