Passenger in Crashed, Stolen Truck Flees After Wreck Kills 2

Authorities say two people died when a stolen pickup truck crashed and a survivor then fled after stealing a vehicle from a good Samaritan.

At least five people were inside the truck when it crashed into a tree shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday in Kansas City, Kansas. Police said that when a motorist stopped to help, a surviving passenger in the pickup stole the woman’s vehicle. The thief remains at large, although the woman’s vehicle has since been recovered.

Two other people in the stolen pickup were taken to a hospital with critical injuries. The names of the people killed weren’t immediately released.

The wreck remains under investigation.

Associated Press information from: The Kansas City Star