2 People Dead After Police Chase Ends In Wrong-way Fatal Crash On I-435 In Kc’s Northland

Wagswoofs – According to a police spokeswoman, a tragic incident occurred early Tuesday in Kansas City’s Northland when a car involved in a police chase drove the wrong way on Northbound Interstate 435 and collided head-on with another vehicle. Unfortunately, this collision resulted in the deaths of two individuals.

According to Officer Alayna Gonzalez from the Kansas City Police Department, the police were chasing after an individual suspected of being involved in three armed robberies of Northland convenience stores.

According to Gonzalez, the police decided to end the pursuit when the driver chose to drive into oncoming lanes of traffic. He emphasized that the pursuit was called off before any accident could occur.

Police investigated the incident, which led to the closure of Northbound I-435 at Front Street. The closure lasted for several hours before the road was reopened.

The Kansas City District of the Missouri Department of Transportation announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that all lanes are now open.

During the closure of the highway, KC Scout Traffic cameras captured footage of northbound I-435 traffic gradually slowing down around East 23rd Street Trafficway and coming to a near standstill near East Truman Road. KC Scout advised drivers to consider taking a different route to avoid any delays.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m., a series of robberies commenced with the first incident occurring at the Phillips 66 Minit Mart located at 9901 NE Barry Road in Kansas City, North. Upon arrival, the police were informed about an armed robbery. According to the victim, an unidentified male entered the store wielding a weapon and demanded money. Gonzalez, the spokesperson, provided these details.

About an hour later, the police received a panic alarm at the Shell gas station located at 5401 NW 64th Street in Kansas City, North. According to Gonzalez, the victim informed the officers that a male assailant had robbed the convenience store at gunpoint.

The Pilot Travel Center at 8801 NE Birmingham Road in Kansas City, North was the scene of an armed robbery, according to the police. Officers arrived at around 4:10 a.m. in response to a reported incident. The victim, who had been held at gunpoint, informed the officers that an unidentified male assailant was responsible for the robbery.


The police successfully identified a potential vehicle and person of interest related to all the robberies. They were able to locate the Dodge Challenger and initiated a pursuit. During the chase, the driver recklessly drove in the wrong direction on the northbound lanes of I-435. Eventually, the pursuit came to a halt when the driver collided with a crossover SUV near Missouri 210 highway.

Tragically, both drivers lost their lives at the scene, marking the first and second traffic fatalities of the year.

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