Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

Local men involved in car chase crash

January 17, 2008

Three people were injured early Sunday when the car they were traveling in went into a ditch 3 miles north of Baldwin City.

Shortly before the crash, Baldwin City police attempted to stop the car for a traffic violation but had discontinued the chase, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's office, which is conducting the investigation.

The crash occurred about 2:40 a.m. The car was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Douglas County Route 1055 and then attempted to turn onto County Route 460, the sheriff's report states.

A passenger, Michael Evilsizor, 21, of Baldwin City, was flown by LifeStar helicopter to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was treated and later released, a hospital spokesman said.

The driver, Patrick Trusler, 41, and Aaron Anderson, 19, both of Baldwin City, were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and were treated and released, officials said.

Nobody was arrested, the sheriff's office said.

Baldwin City Police Chief Mike McKenna said the chase was ended as a part of department policy. The infraction involved did not warrant a high-speed chase, he said, that would have endangered the officer and his equipment.


Stacy Napier 10 years, 5 months ago

Let's see the chase was discontinued, but the car crashed. If the car was not being chased why did it crash? That sounds fishey. It would be nice for this paper to get more indepth. How about, when did the chase start? How long was the chase? What was the violation? Why was nobody arrested?

Is it too much to ask the reporter to do some investigation?


Highstreet 10 years, 5 months ago

Most cars that crash are not being chased. The police can arrest them any time they want if the feel they have a valid charge(s). The rest of your questions have merit.


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