Man charged in deadly crash; victim’s baby survived delivery

Raphael Sherman

OLATHE, Kansas (AP) – A fleeing motorist is charged with causing a suburban Kansas City crash that injured a pregnant woman so severely that she died soon after her baby was delivered.

Twenty-one-year-old Raphael Sherman was charged Monday in Johnson County District Court with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Denise Lopez of Kansas City, Kansas. Bond is set at $250,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Police say the crash happened Sunday night in Overland Park soon after police in nearby Prairie Village attempted to stop a driver. Police say three vehicles were involved in the crash.

The woman who died was 39 weeks pregnant. Police say her baby is doing well. Five other people were taken to hospitals with injuries that police said weren’t life-threatening.

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