June 16, 2021

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Woman seriously hurt when vehicle hits utility pole as chase ends

A woman was seriously hurt Saturday evening when the vehicle in which she was a passenger struck a mailbox and a utility pole after the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper chasing it ended the pursuit by carrying out a “tactical vehicle intervention,” authorities said.

The trooper used his vehicle to push the fleeing vehicle’s rear end sideways, sending it into a spin, said Technical Trooper Don Hughes, a spokesman for the Kansas Highway Patrol. 

The injured woman’s identity wasn’t made public. She was taken to a Topeka hospital, where she remained a patient Sunday, Hughes said.

The pursuing trooper’s name also wasn’t being made public.

Hughes said the fleeing vehicle’s driver, 30-year-old Jeremy Allen Cline, was treated late Saturday at a Topeka hospital, then released.