For the second time in two days, a driver tried to elude Kansas City police during a high-speed car chase through several residential neighborhoods and across the state line into Kansas City, Kan.
Three people were arrested at 54th Street and Parallel Parkway after authorities side-swiped the speeding car. The car darted through residential traffic and along two interstates. Speeds reached near 100 mph at times. The driver also drove on the wrong side of the road.
The pursuit began just after 2:30 p.m. after the driver refused to stop for officers.
One of the occupants of the vehicle, a woman about 30 years old, “was arrested in connection” to the Aug. 30 killing of Kevin Fowler, according to Zachary Blair, a spokesman for Kansas City, Kan., police.
Fowler, 29, was fatally shot in the 1400 block of N. 75th Drive in Kansas City, Kan.
Zachary Barnes was charged with second-degree murder in September in the homicide. The woman had not been charged as of Wednesday night.
Capt. Lionel Colón of Kansas City police said the fleeing vehicle was “driving carelessly and at excessive speeds with total disregard to public safety.”
The chase headed north on Interstate 29 across the Bond Bridge and then onto I-635.
Several times during the chase, police reported the occupants tossing what was thought to be drugs and a weapon from the speeding car.
During the chase, the fleeing car ran over several stop sticks used to deflate tires.
The chase ended and three occupants, including the driver, were arrested.
No injuries or vehicle accidents were reported, Colón said.