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Off-duty police officer’s wreck is under investigation in Kansas City

An off-duty officer who crashed his car in late December was gone when on-duty officers arrived to investigate the crash.
An off-duty officer who crashed his car in late December was gone when on-duty officers arrived to investigate the crash. The Kansas City Star

Kansas City police are investigating the actions of an off-duty officer who left the scene after crashing his car in late December.

According to a police report of the Dec. 27 incident, the officer was involved in a one-car crash at 20th Street and Broadway.

A second officer, working off-duty at a nearby business, called in the wreck to dispatchers, according to the report. That second officer then told the driver that he had called in the accident so he could leave the scene, the report said.

The officer involved in the crash said he would take care of it later and then was driven away by someone he had called to pick him up, according to the report. The driver reportedly had blood coming from his nose or mouth when he left.

The driver was gone when on-duty officers arrived to investigate the crash.

According to the report, the 2012 Dodge Challenger had been southbound on Broadway when it left the road and hit a fire hydrant, a traffic light pole and a gas meter before coming to rest halfway in the street and halfway on the sidewalk. The car had major damage to its front end.

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