KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A stolen Audi blew through a stop light, triggering a multi-vehicle crash that killed one, and left four people hospitalized Saturday night in Kansas City, Kansas.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Audi, which was stolen Friday night, was westbound on Kansas Ave. at a high rate of speed as it approached the intersection with South 10th St. shortly before 9:30 p.m.
The stolen car smashed into a red 2014 Chevrolet Spark, sending it flying off the road and through a nearby fence. It also struck a blue Chevy Aveo in the collision.
The driver of the Spark — Octavia Baker, 47, of KCK — died from injuries sustained when the Audi struck the driver's side door. Two passengers in the Spark — Arhelia Cano, 54, and Angie Logano, 12, also of KCK — suffered serious injuries.
The driver of the Aveo — Bersain Perez, 28, of KCK — also suffered serious injuries along with passenger Marison Florez-Lopez, 23, of KCK.
The driver of the stolen Audi fled the scene on foot.
According to KCK Police Chief Terry Ziegler, the owner of the stolen Audi spotted the car and gave chase before crashing near Fifth St. and Central Ave.
A Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy spotted the car a short time later and initiated a chase near Eighth St. before terminating pursuit when the Audi drove the wrong way on a one-way street.
Three minutes later, the deputy advised of the multi-vehicle crash at 10th St. and Kansas Ave., where "2-3 suspects fled from the vehicle," according to Ziegler's "While You Slept in KCKS" note.
Extrication was required for some of the vehicle passengers, according to the KCK Fire Department spokesman’s Twitter account.