Lafayette Co. Pursuit Ends with Crash

| January 1, 2014
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(Update): Highway Patrol records indicate the suspect’s name is Christina Sanders, 17, of Kansas City. Sanders was not wearing a seat belt when the stolen 2007 Toyota overturned. She was moderately injured and treated at Centerpoint Medical Center. Sanders now faces 12 separate charges that include alleged felony fleeing and resisting arrest, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony possession of methamphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated – drugs, no valid license, speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, and several other moving violations including careless and imprudent driving. Sanders was placed in the Lafayette County Jail after she was discharged from the hospital.

A KMZU listener reported a high speed chase that took place this morning in Lafayette County.

Authorities with the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that chase.

Sergeant Bill Lowe with Troop A says troopers received word of a careless driver on I-70 and it was believed the plates on the vehicle were also stolen.

“Our troopers were able to locate the vehicle going westbound in Lafayette County and pursuit was initiated. The vehicle then travelled between 110-105 miles-per-hour, then travelled north on Highway 13 where it ended up crashing, Lowe said.”

“The driver of that vehicle was hurt and there were no other vehicles involved. She was later transported to the hospital. When she crashed she wasn’t wearing her seat belt. We later found that the vehicle was stolen out of Kansas City.”

Formal charges have yet to be filed and the suspect’s name has not yet been released nor her medical condition.

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