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10-year-old girl dies after driver leaves motorcycle crash

New details on potential suspect vehicle
Douglas County Sheriff suspect vehicle
Posted at 10:28 AM, May 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 18:09:10-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 10-year-old girl passed away from injuries Sunday morning after she was injured in a two-vehicle crash, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A white delivery van reportedly left the scene after striking a motorcycle Saturday evening on East 1900 Road and Kansas 10 Highway exit ramp, between Lawrence and Eudora.

A 55-year-old man and 10-year-old girl were on a motorcycle. The sheriff's office said the man was in serious but non-life-threatening condition, while the girl was in critical condition before passing away from her injuries the following morning.

"The Sheriff’s Office offers condolences to her family and friends," the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

Detectives issued an update Sunday evening that they believe the van that fled the scene is likely a Ford Transit Connect XL Model 2013-2019, most likely a 2018-19 model. This model is smaller than what investigators originally thought Sunday morning.

The van is also missing a black front-end bumper, front splash guard and has front-end damage, based on eye-witness accounts and vehicle parts collected on the scene.

Anyone with information on the driver's identity and vehicle is asked to call 785-843-0250 and reference case number D22-09801.