KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two teenagers were killed and five others injured Sunday when the driver of a sport utility vehicle being chased by police crashed near Interstate-35.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Roeland Park Police spotted the 2002 Ford Explorer at about 3 a.m. at a Walmart.
The "vehicle was driving around" and "acting suspicious," according to a Patrol crash report.
A patrol car attempted a traffic stop, but the SUV's driver, 18-year-old Alexis Medina, of Kansas City, Mo., took off and crashed into a pillar below the I-35 bridge on Roe Lane in Kansas City, Kan.
All seven teenagers inside the SUV were ejected from the vehicle, which caught fire after the crash.
Medina and 18-year-old Karla Robledo, also of Kansas City, Mo., died from their injuries.
The other five, ages 15 to 19, were taken to area hospitals.
Nobody in the car was wearing a seat belt, according to the Patrol report.