An Independence police officer headed to assist another officer Wednesday morning came upon an unexpected emergency.
The officer, driving with his cruiser’s lights and siren on, saw a Jeep speeding west on East Truman Road. After the Jeep’s driver ran a red light, she lost control and the Jeep veered into the road’s eastbound lanes, colliding with a Kia near Menown Avenue.
Emergency medical personnel took three people from the Kia to hospitals. Police arrested the Jeep’s driver after they determined she had a felony probation violation warrant for her arrest. They also took her to a hospital.
Investigators recovered a loaded handgun, ammunition and marijuana from the Jeep, as well as a large amount of new clothing bearing price tags but without retail store shopping bags.