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Suspect wanted in connection to homicide dies following police chase, crash

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 15:42:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspect died following a police chase and crash Thursday afternoon.

Kansas City, Missouri, police tried to pull over a black Chrysler Sebring near East 40th Street and Olive Street.

The driver, identified by police as Twashon Wilkins, 22, was wanted in connection to a homicide that occurred at the 6700 block of Monroe.

He rammed a KCPD patrol car during the chase, police said.

The suspect lost control of the car and crashed near East 46th Street and Cleveland Avenue.

The KCPD Accident Investigation Unit responded and determined the vehicle left the right side of the road, striking and shearing a wooden power pole.

The vehicle continued through a nearby wrought-iron fence nd eventually struck an apartment building.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Police found a gun at the scene of the crash.

Investigators will work to determine if the weapon was used in the homicide.

A woman was also in the suspect's car.

She was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, though her injuries are not life-threatening.

It is unclear to which homicide the suspect may have been connected.