Head-on collision stemming from chase in central Kansas kills 3 - KCTV5 News

Head-on collision stemming from chase in central Kansas kills 3

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MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a vehicle that a sheriff's deputy tried to stop fled and crashed head-on into another car, killing three people.

Trooper Ben Gardner says the crash happened early Wednesday on Highway 56 about 4 miles west of Lyons in western McPherson County.

The driver was speeding and nearly ran a Rice County deputy off the road. The deputy pursued the vehicle but lost sight of it because of the speed.

Gardner says the car eventually collided nearly head-on with a westbound car in neighboring McPherson County.

The driver of westbound car and a passenger in the speeding car died at the scene. Gardner said the driver of the eastbound car was hospitalized and later died.

No names have been released.

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