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Driver charged in Sunday morning fatal crash that killed a man in Kansas City, Missouri

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 20:26:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman who shouldn't have been driving is charged in a car crash that killed a man.

Cheron Henderson, 48, of Kansas City, Missouri, is accused of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and driving while revoked or suspended.

The crash happned just before 4 a.m. Sunday at East 18th Sreet and College Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

A 2008 Nissan Sentra driven by Henderson was seen speeding west on 18th Street.

The car ran off the road and slammed into a utility pole.

A witness told police he saw Henderson, whom he only knew as "Little Blue Shorty,'' get out of the car and place her bags in a Jeep that drove up to the crash scene, according to a court document.

Henderson walked away from the crash.

Later Sunday morning, police found the owner of the Nissan.

She told police her roommate took the car without her permission.

The woman also told detectives her roommate sometimes ran around with Henderson and a white male named Dale.

Dale Deardorff, 57, was the man in the passenger seat when the crash happened.

He died a short time later.

Henderson later told police she borrowed the car and drove around with Deardorff, according to a court document.

She told police someone ran into the back of the car when it was on 18th Street just before the accident.

Police found no evidence the car had been hit in its back end.