Woman killed after crash involving suspect in police chase on 50 Highway


JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — One person seriously hurt after the driver of a stolen vehicle crashed into an uninvolved vehicle during a chase on U.S. 50 Highway Friday has died.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Patsy Arnold, 73, of Smithville was traveling in the eastbound lanes when her vehicle and another vehicle were struck by a man driving a stolen vehicle that crossed the median.

She was taken to the hospital where she later died. A passenger in the vehicle with Arnold sustained moderate injuries.

A woman in the other vehicle that was struck suffered minor injuries.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were pursuing the stolen vehicle west on U.S. 50 when it crossed the median and struck the other vehicle in the eastbound lanes near Milton Thompson Road.

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