Two vehicles racing ran through a red light and struck another vehicle, resulting in the deaths of two people.
Police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 55th Street and Prospect Avenue just before 10 p.m.
A gray BMW was traveling west on 55th Street through the Prospect Avenue intersection, according to emergency crews.
A light-colored Jeep was racing a Silver Lincoln MLX at a high rate of speed while heading northbound on Prospect.
The BMW was crashed into by the Lincoln when the northbound vehicles ran the red light.
The impact was so powerful that it forced the BMW off the road and into the KCATA bus stop on the northwest corner, completely demolishing it.
Tragically, despite wearing his seat belt, the driver of the BMW was forcefully ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Lincoln was taken to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately, she was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.
We are currently investigating impairment in the Lincoln driver.
After the crash, the Jeep maintained a high speed as it continued heading north.
According to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, these two deaths mark the 92nd and 93rd fatalities of 2023, in contrast to the 79 recorded at this point last year.