WYANDOTTE, Kan. (WIBW) – A possible DUI situation led to a police chase in Kansas City after the Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC championship that ended in a crash that sent two people to the hospital and one person to jail.
The Kansas Highway Patrol incident log indicates that at approximately 9:25 PM Sunday, January 29, 911 crews were called to the N. 57th St. and Muncie Dr. area near the westbound I-70 ramp after a collision.
Officials indicated that a 2023 Kia K5/GT driven by Adrian Zamora, 22, of Kansas City, Mo., had sped away from law enforcement officials, attempting to pass them as they chased him up ramp I -70 westbound to 57th St. He failed to stop at a light that had turned red at the intersection and lost control of the car.
KHP noted that the Kia then collided with the rear of a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by Francisco Ortiz, 61, of Kansas City, disabling the vehicle.
Officials said Zamora and the passenger in the wanted car, Nataly Hinojos-Sanchez, 22, of Shawnee, both escaped the crash without injury. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
However, Ortiz and a passenger, Amelia Ortiz, 61, of Kansas City, were both sent to the University of Kansas Medical Center with suspected minor injuries. Two child passengers in the vehicle both escaped the crash without injury. It is unknown if either of the two children were in a car seat at the time of the crash, however, all were wearing safety restraints.
Zamora was arrested and committed to Wyandotte Co. Jail for aggravated battery, fleeing or attempting to evade law enforcement and aggravated battery, DUI.