KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two passengers of a car that crashed while fleeing from law enforcement in Kansas have died.

The Wichita Eagle reports that passengers 27-year-old Jason Edwards and 23-year-old Amber Bledsoe died after the car wrecked on Monday.

Authorities were attempting to stop the vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man. Police say the people in the car were fleeing law enforcement after an alleged theft at Cabela’s, an outdoor sporting goods store.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the driver tried to turn onto a street but was hit by a westbound pickup truck driven by a 55-year-old man.

Both drivers have been taken to the hospital. Police say the driver of the fleeing car was injured and the driver of the pickup truck has possible injuries.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com