KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bystander was killed and a suspect was taken into custody following a police pursuit that began in Henry County and crossed into Pettis County on Sunday evening, according to authorities.
Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers assisted Henry County deputies in apprehending a suspect in a stolen car, according to a tweet from MSHP.
Tonight MSHP was requested to assist Henry Co deputies apprehend a suspect in a stolen car. The suspect entered Pettis Co along US65. Spikes were deployed however the suspect struck a Pettis Co deputy car & a bystander car. The deputy is ok
The bystander died at a local hospital. pic.twitter.com/SFxqENo7P6
— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) March 2, 2020
Shortly before 8:30 p.m., the suspect entered Sedalia in Pettis County heading northbound on U.S. 65, at which time "spikes were deployed," according to MSHP. The vehicle failed to stop at a red light and struck a vehicle a West 32nd Street. That vehicle then hit a third vehicle, according to a crash report from MSHP.
The driver of the second vehicle, identified as 27-year-old Zachary Hancock Bottom, was transported to an area hospital and later died.
MSHP said the suspect hit a a Pettis County deputy vehicle. The deputy is "OK," according to MSHP.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Major Crash Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate the crash.