KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNT) – The man who was fleeing from officers when he crashed into a teenager from Illinois, killing the teen, was charged on Tuesday.
Anthony Dorsey, 29, of Kansas City, Kansas, was charged with first-degree murder and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement.
The crash happened just after 4 p.m. Monday on Interstate 70 near Kansas City.
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a possible registration violation when the driver, Anthony Dorsey of Kansas City, Kansas, began the pursuit.
KSHB reported that the chase was going westbound on I-70 when Dorsey made a U-turn near the toll plaza and began driving eastbound in the westbound lane.
Nathan Pena, 19, of Brookefield, Illinois, was driving westbound in the westbound lane when he saw Dorsey driving towards him and attempted to pull off into the ditch.
Police said Dorsey’s vehicle collided with Pena’s in a ditch, killing Pena.
They were able to arrest Dorsey after he attempted to run after the crash, who had no apparent injuries.
KHP officials said he had a felony warrant for violation of parole in an aggravated robbery.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Nathan’s family as they prepare funeral arrangements. The link can be found here.
*Editor’s note: The original version of this article said Dorsey had a warrant in Shawnee County. After information from Kansas Highway Patrol, it was found that his warrant was instead from Johnson County.