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Smithville woman killed in wrong-way driver crash

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-05 15:06:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A wrong-way crash killed a 73-year old woman Friday when the driver of a stolen vehicle crossed over a median and slammed into the her vehicle.

Lake Lotawana and Lone Jack officers were chasing the suspect as he drove westbound on U.S. 50 Highway in a stolen 1999 Ford Ranger.

The pick up truck crossed over the grassy median and hit 2 vehicles.

The impact killed Patsy Arnold, 73, of Smithville, and injured her passenger, Sherrie Huhs, 64, also of Smithville.

The driver in the second vehicle hit by the truck suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the pick up truck was not wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries

Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the Jackson County Sheriff's Office was involved in the pursuit.

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