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Stolen plumbing van crash forced SB I-635 to close at State Avenue

Posted at 6:37 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 19:37:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A stolen pink plumbing van crashed Thursday afternoon and forced the closing of a busy Kansas City, Kansas interstate 

The car thief led police on a chase that ended with the van on its side about 3:30 the southbound lanes of I-635 near I-70.

The highway was shut down while crews worked to clean up the accident. All lanes were back open by 5:30 p.m.

The suspect suffered minor injuries from the crash, according to police.

The stolen van belongs to Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, A/C and Rooter.

Police said the van was stolen from 43rd Street and Haskell Avenue in Kansas City, KS.