Man dies after vehicle rolls while fleeing police

Police lights (KSN File Photo)
Police lights (KSN File Photo)

POMONA, Kan. (AP) – A 29-year-old Kansas man is dead after a vehicle in which he was riding crashed while fleeing from police.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports officers with the Quenemo Police Department in Osage County began pursuing a 2003 F150 pickup truck just after 1 a.m. Thursday. The chase continued into Franklin County, where the driver lost control of the vehicle inside the Pomona city limits and it rolled.

Mario Calderon-Orozco of Roeland Park was ejected from the pickup and pronounced dead at the scene. Another occupant was transported to a hospital, while two others were not injured.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says one of the four was the driver, but that part is still under investigation.

Neither the driver’s name nor what prompted the chase has been released.

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