Woman charged in Kansas City chase, crash

A Kansas City policeman walks past a partially collapsed building Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The unoccupied building contained about a dozen vintage cars and collapsed after being struck by a woman driving a white SUV who lost control while being chased by police. Police don't believe anyone was inside. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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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