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Woman charged in police chase that ended in partial collapse of downtown Kansas City building

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A 38-year-old woman has been charged in a police chase that ended when an SUV slammed into a downtown Kansas City building and caused a partial collapse.

Jackson County prosecutors on Monday charged Sinead Lynch of Overland Park, Kansas, with tampering with a motor vehicle, fleeing from a police stop and carless and imprudent driving.

Authorities say she was driving a stolen SUV on Nov. 20 when Kansas City police officers tried to pull her over. They say she reached speeds of 80 mph before crashing into the partially abandoned building, which was being used to store vintage cars. Damage to the structure has been estimated at $300,000.

County jail records didn't list an attorney for Lynch.

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