4 dead, several critically injured in east Kansas City crash

UPDATE: JUNE 2: The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office has charged Victoria M. Brown, 25 with three counts of murder in the second degree and one count of resisting a lawful stop.

Since filing the complaint, a fourth male in the Dodge has died, but his name has not yet been released, so additional charges may be filed.

Prosecutors requested a $250,000.00 bond.

KC police say Aaron C. Daniel, 30, and Shawn Johnson, 31, both of Kansas City were killed in the crash. They were passengers in the Dodge.

A third victim, a passenger in the Jeep, has been identified as 27-year-old Amanda N. Perry of Independence, Missouri. 

ORIGINAL | KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three people are dead and several others critically injured following a wreck Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews were sent to the intersection of E. 23rd Street and Television Place just after 3:30 p.m. on the crash, near the border of Independence and Kansas City.

At least two cars were involved in the crash.

Police tell 41 Action News that Independence Police were chasing a stolen blue Jeep Patriot with four suspects inside at a high rate of speed.

Police momentarily lost sight of the Jeep and when they caught back up, they discovered the Jeep had crashed into a silver Dodge Avenger that was not involved in the chase.

Four people were in the silver passenger car. A man and woman in the silver car died in the crash. One suspect also died in the Jeep.

Five others - two people in the car and three suspects in the Jeep - were injured. Four were taken to the hospital in critical condition and the driver of the Jeep was in serious but not life-threatening condition.

The chase started at E. 23rd Street and Maywood, three miles east of the crash.

The intersection is likely to remain closed while police investigate the scene.

Stay with 41 Action News for more on this developing story.
 

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