2 killed in KCK crash; car stolen from person who stopped to help

KCTV 5 – July 10, 2017

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Two people were killed on Sunday when a truck ran into a tree, and the woman who stopped to help then had her truck stolen by one of the crash victims.

Just before 1 a.m., officers went to the 6300 block of Rowland Avenue on a call about a car crash.

When they arrived, they found a green Toyota truck that had hit a tree.

Their investigation revealed that the Toyota truck was stolen and that it was headed southbound on N. 63rd Street when it hit the tree.

Two people inside the truck were dead when officers arrived. Two other people in the truck were critically injured and were ultimately taken to a local hospital.

There were at least five people in the truck.

Chane’l Hunt heard the crash around 12:50 in the morning. “I heard the tires screeching followed by a loud boom,” she said.

She looked outside and saw the truck and, while she was calling 911, she saw a woman pull over to try to help.

Then, one of the men from the crash stole that woman’s truck.

KCTV5 News spoke with that woman about what happened. She asked us not to identify her.

“His face was covered in blood,” she said. “He got up out the truck and he came up the hill.”

“We kind of locked eyes and I could tell that he was looking toward my car because I left my truck door open.”

She said he staggered toward her vehicle and she pleaded with him not to take it.

“He tried to get me to get in the truck with him and I said, ‘No, I can’t go with you.’”

When KCTV5 asked if she was scared, she replied, “Terrified, but at the same time, just wanting to help.”

“I think he just wanted help,” she said. “I think he was afraid.”

After what happened, most people might think twice before stopping to help someone in need. But not this woman. “I’d do it all over again,” she said.

The good Samaritan said police have found her truck. They’re keeping it for now as part of their investigation.

As for the man who stole it, he’s still on the loose.

The crash is still being investigated by Kansas City, Kansas police.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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