Crime

Roeland Park man killed in police pursuit traffic crash

A Roeland Park man was killed early Thursday when the truck he was riding in crashed while being pursued by police in Franklin County, Kan.

The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the man as 29-year-old Mario Calderon-Orozco.

The crash occurred just after 1 a.m. Thursday on Kansas 68 at Hoover Street, according to the patrol report.

Police were pursuing a 2003 Ford F-150 eastbound on Kansas 68 when the driver lost control and the truck rolled over, according to the patrol report.

The report did not say why the truck was being pursued or which police agency was involved.

One of the other occupants of the truck was injured and taken to a hospital, but his condition was not known.

The driver and two other occupants were not injured.

The crash is under investigation.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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