2 dead after chase ends with crash north of Medicine Lodge

2 dead after chase ends with crash north of Medicine Lodge

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Wednesday night Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified two people killed adhering to a chase and fatal crash in Barber County.

In accordance to the KHP’s on-line crash log, 39-year-previous Johnathan Lee Ahlvers, of Halstead, was fleeing from law enforcement southbound on Freeway 281 in a 2008 Ford F-350. A 2000 Ford F-350 pushed by Terrill W. Underwood, 70, of Medication Lodge, was northbound on the highway.

KHP claimed evidence at the scene implies Ahlvers deliberately drove at Underwood. Underwood attempted to stay away from Ahlvers’ truck by driving off the highway in direction of the east ditch. Then, Ahlvers struck Underwood’s truck in the location involving the east shoulder and ditch.

Ahlvers died on the scene. Underwood was taken to the Medicine Lodge Memorial Clinic exactly where he died from his accidents.

The truck Ahlvers was driving experienced been documented stolen by Skyland Grand out of Pratt County early in the working day.

Wednesday afternoon Update: Two people died soon after a chase ended in a crash on Highway 281 north of Medicine Lodge in Barber County on Wednesday. The crash included two pickups, 1 of which was claimed stolen from a business in Pratt County and concerned in the chase that began in Pratt County.

The CEO of Skyland Grain verified the corporation pickup was stolen all over 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. He explained the truck was stolen when an employee was utilizing it to make deliveries. The KHP mentioned the Pratt County Sheriff’s Place of work pursued the stolen 2008 Ford F-350 south and when the truck passed Sawyer, close to mile marker 34 in Barber County, it went into the northbound lane and east ditch, hitting a different Ford F-350 pickup.

Both of those drivers died from their injuries in the crash and there had been no passengers in both truck, the KHP confirmed. Highway 281 reopened at about 3 p.m., a several hours immediately after the fatal crash.

At the very least one particular man or woman died from their injuries in a crash in Barber County that began as a chase in Pratt County. A dispatcher with the Barber County Sheriff’s Business explained deputies responded soon after the chase from Pratt County crossed the Barber County line to the south.

The pursuit ended with a crash on Freeway 281, north of Medication Lodge, the dispatcher confirmed. The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to assist on the phone. We attained out to the Pratt County Sheriff’s Place of work for facts on how the chase started and have a crew headed to the scene to solidify more aspects on what happened.