Fleeing Driver Charged With Deadly Kansas City Crash
A fleeing Kansas City driver has been charged with manslaughter in a deadly crash.
The Kansas City Star reports that 22-year-old Samuel Dozier is charged in the death of 32-year-old Thomas Colatrella.
Police said in court documents that Dozier fled Saturday night as officers attempted to stop a pickup truck that had been stolen from Lee's Summit. The truck matched the description of a vehicle that had been seen in a shooting in which a man fired at a person in the street.
Dozier is accused of speeding through several intersections before running through a stop sign and broadsiding Colatrella's car. The impact slammed the car into a rock wall in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. Colatrella was rushed to a hospital, where he died.