According to police, officers first noticed Delozier near Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue on August 11. Police tried to initiate a traffic stop near St. John Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard in connection with an aggravated assault.
Delozier fled from officers who followed in pursuit as he allegedly drove a Toyota Tacoma truck at a high rate of speed, running through stop signs and traveling the wrong way on one-way streets.
According to KCPD, Delozier eventually crashed into a Chevrolet Impala driven by Colatrella at the intersection of Smart Avenue and Monroe Avenue, when he ran a stop sign and hit the Colatrella's vehicle on the driver's side then pushed it into a nearby stone retaining wall.
Colatrella's girlfriend told 41 Action News that he was on his way to buy ice cream for her children.