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Independence police pursuit Sunday night leads to fatal collision

Victim identified as Buckner woman
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Posted at 2:56 AM, Sep 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-25 11:15:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One woman died, and two people were taken into custody after a police pursuit led to a wrong-way collision Sunday night, according to the Independence Police Department.

Independence police attempted to pull over a red Ford F-150 with no license plate — later identified as a stolen vehicle — at 11 p.m. Sunday near Lee’s Summit Road and South Avenue.

The driver of the Ford fled on Lee's Summit Road, leading to a vehicle pursuit, which continued to the area of Little Blue Parkway and East Bundschu Road. The driver began to travel southbound in the northbound lanes of Little Blue Parkway, prompting police to end the pursuit.

Shortly after, the truck struck a northbound Dodge Avenger driven by Sharon Ault, of Buckner, Missouri.

Ault died on the scene.

The two people inside the Ford F-150 were taken to a local hospital for their injuries.

IPD shared the driver of the Ford F-150 is in police custody.

The passenger was treated for minor injuries and is also in police custody.