A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal crash that killed a pedestrian near I-435 and Truman Road on Wednesday, May 25, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Corey M. Holloway faces Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree, Tampering With a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Resisting Arrest and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
According to court records, a GMC vehicle, reported stolen out of Gladstone, Mo., was observed at a gas pump in the 5700 block of Independence Avenue. Kansas City police (KCPD) officers initiated a stop. The driver drove forward, striking a police car. He then attempted to elude police, reaching speeds up to 95 mph.
As the vehicle approached Independence Avenue and I-435, it drove southbound in the northbound lanes. At that time, officers terminated the pursuit. Other KCPD officers located the vehicle near Truman Road and I-435, where the GMC had been involved in a crash involving a signal box. A pedestrian was struck by the GMC and died of his injuries.
The victim has been identified as Ronald Campbell, a 44-year-old white male.
Officers were able to take one female into custody near the suspect vehicle. The male driver fled the scene on foot.