KCPD officer involved in crash that left 1 dead

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 12:10:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE 10:53 a.m. 10/22/2018: The victim of this crash has been identified as Shawnee Mission South senior Chandan Rajanna.

The school is making counselors available to students.

Police are expected to release another update Monday.

UPDATE 11:33 p.m. 10/21/2018: An off-duty Kansas City police officer was involved in a fatal crash that left one person dead on Sunday.

According to KCPD statement, the off-duty officer was traveling north on I-435 near the Stadium/Raytown Road exit in a police department van.

There was reportedly stopped or slow moving traffic waiting to enter Arrowhead Stadium ahead of a Kansas City Chiefs game. The police department van, a Ford E-350, struck a Mitsubishi Lancer, which then hit a Ford Edge. The Edge was then pushed into a Chevrolet Suburban.

The driver of the Lancer was pronounced dead at the scene. The front and rear passenger were taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The officer sustained non life-threatening injures in the collision and was transported to a hospital.

The driver of the Ford Edge, who was driving passengers for Uber at the time, complained of some neck pain and a headache but refused transport. The two passengers were not injured.

No one in the Suburban was injured.