TOPEKA — A Kansas felon identified by the Kansas Highway Patrol as Brandon K. Jordan, 48, Topeka, driving a 2003 Acura TL linked to a bad-check cashing case caused a deadly crash while trying to get away from a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Thursday afternoon.
The chase westbound on Holly Lane lasted only a couple seconds just, according to the KHP.
Jordan ran a stop sign and crashed into a 2016 Ford Explorer driven by Dennis E. Affolter, 69, Topeka. EMS transported Affolter to Stormont Vail where he died.
Jordan is felon with 19 convictions that include forgery, burglary, theft, obstruction and for drugs, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. He will be booked into jail on new charges when he is released from the hospital.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man driving a car linked to a bad-check cashing case has caused a deadly Topeka crash while trying to get away from a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper.
Patrol Lt. Adam Winters says the chase lasted only a couple seconds Thursday before the fleeing driver ran a stop sign and crashed into a sport utility vehicle in the western part of the city.
The SUV’s driver was rushed to a hospital and later died. The driver’s name wasn’t immediately released.
The patrol says the driver of the fleeing car will be booked into jail when he is released from the hospital. A passenger in the fleeing motorist’s car also was injured. Neither of their injuries were believed to be life-threatening. Late Friday morning, the KHP had not released names of those involved in the crash.
SHAWNEE COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred just before 12:30p.m. Thursday during a high-speed chase in Shawnee County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a vehicle was westbound on Holly Lane traveling at a high rate of speed fleeing from law enforcement.
The driver failed to stop at McAlister Avenue and struck a vehicle which was southbound on McAllister.
Authorities have not released names of the individual involved in the accident.