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Police: Reckless driving leads to deadly crash in Bonner Springs

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 12:45:28-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed in a crash in Bonner Springs early Wednesday morning.

According to police, officers responded to a report of someone driving recklessly in the area of Scheidt Lane and Woodend Avenue.

Officers could not find the vehicle but were called back an hour later for another report of reckless driving. This time, officers found the vehicle, which continued onto Loring Lane.

One officer clocked the vehicle traveling 114 mph in a 45-mph zone down that road. That's when they activated their lights and sirens.

According to the police department, officers were not able to catch up to the reckless driver and lost sight of the vehicle.

The vehicle was eventually found off Loring Lane, crashed into a tree.

Two occupants were found unresponsive and taken to the hospital.

The driver, 22-year-old Juan Carlos Marquez of Lawrence, died at the hospital.

His 18-year-old passenger is in serious condition but is expected to survive.

Please see the attached press release concerning an early morning fatality crash.

Posted by Bonner Springs Police Department on Wednesday, January 20, 2021