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20-year-old KC man charged in hit-and-run crash near 38th, Pittman

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 16:47:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 20-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man has been charged in connection to a hit-and-run crash that left a woman in critical condition.

Austin Jackson faces charges of second-degree assault, tampering with a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while revoked or suspended related to the Monday morning incident in which a car crashed into a home near 38th Street and Pittman Road.

Kansas City, Missouri, police said that a Ford pick up ran a stop sign and crashed into a woman driving an SUV. That woman's vehicle then hit a light pole and part of a house.

Investigators determined the truck was stolen Sunday in Liberty, according to a probable cause statement. They located Jackson, his girlfriend, Jackson's mother and a 12-year-old at a residence near the crash site.

A brief standoff occurred, after which tactical officers located Jackson hiding in a closet in the home, according to the probable cause statement.

Jackson told police he ran from the crash because warrants had previously been issued for his arrest.

He was charged in July in Cass County for the theft of a pickup truck and prompting a police chase.

Bond is set at $7,500, cash only.

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