the republic logo

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


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.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.