Driver fleeing police killed in high-speed Fairway crash - KCTV5 News

Driver fleeing police killed in high-speed Fairway crash

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Authorities are investigating after a 26-year-old Overland Park man was killed in a wreck early Sunday morning in a Fairway neighborhood. (Ken Ullery/KCTV5 News) Authorities are investigating after a 26-year-old Overland Park man was killed in a wreck early Sunday morning in a Fairway neighborhood. (Ken Ullery/KCTV5 News)
Fairway police identified the victim as Grant Oliver McClure. Fairway police identified the victim as Grant Oliver McClure.
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

A 26-year-old Overland Park man was killed in a wreck early Sunday morning in a Fairway neighborhood.

Police identified the victim as Grant Oliver McClure.

Police Chief Mike Fleming said a Westwood officer tried to pull over McClure about 2:30 a.m. for traffic charges on Shawnee Mission Parkway near Belinder Road.

As the vehicle entered Fairway in the 2700 block of Shawnee Mission Parkway, it pulled into a parking lot of a business and then immediately exited back onto the street, striking another vehicle. There were no injuries in this accident, police said.

After hitting the vehicle, the car accelerated across the road, police said, and went south on Norwood Street at a very high rate of speed.

Buzz O'Brien has lived in that neighborhood for years.

"I heard a large crash, a thud and a lot of broken glass. At first I thought a tree had fallen down," he said.

But when O'Brien came outside, he saw something much worse.

"The engine was on the other side of the street on fire, and the car was in the neighbor's yard ... about half the car," he said.

After hitting two parked cars in the 5600 block of Norwood Road, McClure hit one tree and then another. He left the windshield wiper embedded in a tree and the hood was found in the backyard of a neighboring house.

McClure died at the scene. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.

"I think we're all kind of stunned," neighbor Beverly Wharton said.

The tragedy has neighbors thankful the crash didn't kill anyone else.

"What if my kids had been outside? If this had been during the daytime ... so we're very thankful that it wasn't," she said.

But their thoughts immediately turned back to McClure.

KCTV5 News reached out to McClure's family for their reaction. They declined to comment.

The Fairway Police Department and the Shawnee Police Department are investigating the crash.

Anybody with information that would assist officers is asked to call the Fairway police at 913-262-2364.

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