Man pleads guilty to killing woman in deadly car chase, crash in KCK

Posted: 6:04 PM, Mar 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-22 19:04:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chrissy Saale's family finally has answers.

The man who caused a car crash that killed Saale admitted guilt in court Friday.

Collan Cross, 25, pleaded guilty in Wyandotte County Court to second degree murder, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and felony fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer.

41 Action News spoke with Saale's sister by phone after the incident occurred.

"How can you not care about anything or anyone and take someone else's life in your own hands?'' Amber Saale-Burger said.

Cross sped away from police in the pre dawn hours of Sept. 20, 2018, when they stopped him on a dead-end street in Kansas City, Kansas.

The officers saw Saale, 29, slumped over in the passenger seat.

Cross drove toward the officers and hit a police car.

Police chased the car into Kansas City, Missouri before and Cross came back to KCK.

He crashed head on into another car as he drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 at 57th Street.

Officers found Saale dead in the car.

Her sister told 41 Action News Saale left behind three young daughters.

Saale will be sentenced May 10.