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Driver dies after crashing allegedly stolen truck early Friday in Kansas City, Missouri

Posted at 9:24 AM, Feb 23, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The driver of an allegedly stolen Ford F-150 died after crashing the vehicle early Friday morning.

Kansas City, Missouri, police said officers from its East Patrol Division spotted the stolen truck and initiated a pursuit.

A spokesperson said officers later disregarded that pursuit “by deactivating their emergency equipment," but the driver eventually lost control of the truck as it traveled northbound on Van Brunt, left the roadway and overturned.

KCPD said the driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

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