Man charged in crash that killed Johnson County deputy

The Kansas City star reports the man was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter in the death Sunday of Master Deputy Brandon Collins. Collins was 45.

A sheriff's deputy was hit and killed in Kansas early Sunday morning. Master Deputy Brandon Collins was on a traffic stop on Highway 69 when another driver hit his patrol car, killing Collins. (Courtesy: KSHB TV)

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – A 38-year-old man has been charged in the death of a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy who died when a pickup truck plowed into his stopped patrol car.

The Kansas City Star reports that Adrian Espinosa-Flores of Kansas City, Kansas, was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter in the death Sunday of Master Deputy Brandon Collins. Collins was 45.

Authorities say Espinosa-Flores is accused of driving under the influence when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into the deputy’s patrol car. Collins was making a traffic stop at the time of the crash.

Authorities said Espinosa-Flores fled the scene but was found by police dogs and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

He’s in custody on $2 million bond. It’s unclear if Espinosa-Flores has a lawyer.

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