Pursuit of car ends in fatal northeast Kansas collision

BEATRICE – A vehicle fleeing law officers in Jackson County, Kansas struck another vehicle last Thursday, killing a passenger in the fleeing vehicle.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials say a 2009 Dodge Avenger being driven by 42-year-old Robert Love, of Topeka, was fleeing Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies westbound on 286th Road when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the junction with U.S. Highway 75.

The car collided with a southbound 2018 Jeep Renegade driven by a 41-year-old Topeka, woman.

A female passenger in Love’s car…26-year-old Shai Boyd, of Topeka…was killed.  Love and another 19-year-old female passenger had suspected serious injuries and were taken to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. 

The driver and a 56-year-old male passenger in the Jeep had minor injuries.

The collision happened after eleven p.m., Thursday, about seven miles north of Holton, Kansas.