Stolen car crashes into Topeka home according to KHP

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A chase involving a stolen SUV Tuesday morning ended with it crashing into an east Topeka home.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers tell KSNT News they spotted the vehicle around 10:00 a.m. near 2nd and SE Golden and discovered the SUV may have been stolen. The driver tried to escape pursuing troopers and eventually lost control and struck another car before driving into the deck of a home at Chandler & Vine.

The driver was identified as 31-year-old Lance Torrez. He was taken into custody for felony flee and elude and felony possession of stolen property.

No one was hurt in the crash.

KHP said troopers met the homeowner at his property in reference to the damage sustained in the incident. The trooper received permission to investigate several vehicles on the property and found that three of them were stolen out of Topeka.

Topeka police responded to the home to help with the investigation. KHP said at this time, it does not believe the property owner was involved with the three stolen vehicles, and the case is still under investigation.

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