KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A police pursuit by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office ended with a car crash on Wednesday.
Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, an off-duty KCK police officer radioed in they saw a stolen dark-colored Dodge Intrepid near 42nd and Metropolitan, according to a Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
A Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy was the closest unit and gave chase to the car.
The car wrecked out as it left the ramp from NB I-635 to Metropolitan and burst info flames.
The spokeswoman said the driver of the stolen car, a 25-year-old man, briefly led authorities on a foot chase before being apprehended.
A second person in the car also bailed and is not in custody.
During the crash, the Intrepid careened off a gold Chevrolet SUV driven by a 19-year-old man. He refused medical treatment. A 13-year-old girl was also in the SUV and was transported to a hospital as a precaution while authorities notify her parents.
"There's a lot of factors that determine whether or not a supervisor will terminate pursuit and that changes from second to second," Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department said.
Protocol states an officer must give a reason, speed, description of the vehicle and road conditions and any other important information before a supervisor makes the call to continue a pursuit.
But officer's don't have control of all the factors.
"We cannot make a determination of what they're going to do. We just hope that they do the right thing," Bailiff said.
The specific reason for why police made the call to keep pursuing the driver is still under investigation.