Driver in deadly crash at KCK Walmart may have had medical emergency, police say

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A driver may have suffered a medical emergency before hitting two pedestrians, leaving one dead, at a Kansas City, Kansas, Walmart, in the Legends Outlet Shopping plaza on Thursday afternoon.

Police responded to calls of a crash at the 10800 block of Parallel Parkway around 2:35 p.m, said Nancy Chartrand, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. Investigators believe the crash was accidental, Chartrand said, and possibly stemmed from a medical emergency suffered by the driver.

A driver crashed into the front wall of the Walmart Supercenter in the Plaza at the Speedway shopping center in Kansas City, Kansas, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Two people were injured and one was killed.
A driver crashed into the front wall of the Walmart Supercenter in the Plaza at the Speedway shopping center in Kansas City, Kansas, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Two people were injured and one was killed.

Three people, including the driver, were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. One pedestrian hit died shortly after arriving at the hospital, Chartrand said.

An alert was issued at 3:15 p.m. saying a vehicle had struck a building. The alert also asked the public to avoid the area of 108th Street and Parallel Parkway as emergency vehicles were on the scene.

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