A Kansas City woman who crashed a possibly stolen truck on Interstate 35 after leading the Kansas Highway Patrol on a high-speed pursuit Tuesday has been charged with fleeing law enforcement.
Summer Jean Nigh, 31, lost control of the truck and crashed near the 18th Street Expressway in Kansas City, Kan.
Immediately before the crash, a trooper clipped the rear of the truck in an effort to end the chase, which had gone through parts of Johnson County. The truck skidded out of control and struck a culvert in the grass between I-35 and the ramp from 18th Street/Roe Avenue, briefly sending it airborne and ejecting its cargo.
The truck flipped, coming to rest on its roof. Nigh, who had an outstanding felony arrest warrant, suffered minor injuries.
Two lanes of northbound I-35 and the ramp from 18th Street/Roe Avenue were briefly closed after the crash.
A Jackson County grand jury indicted Nigh in April for drug possession. In 2007, she was sentenced to five years in a Missouri prison after violating probation on a Buchanan County drug conviction.
She was to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Johnson County District Court, according to court records.