Man charged in crash that killed Johnson County deputy

A sheriff's deputy was hit and killed in Kansas early Sunday morning. Master Deputy Brandon Collins was on a traffic stop on Highway 69 when another driver hit his patrol car, killing Collins. (Courtesy: KSHB TV)

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has been charged in the death of a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy who died when a pickup truck plowed into his stopped patrol car.

The Kansas City Star reports that Adrian Espinosa-Flores of Kansas City, Kansas, was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter in the death Sunday of Master Deputy Brandon Collins. Collins was 45.

Authorities say Espinosa-Flores is accused of driving under the influence when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into the deputy’s patrol car. Collins was making a traffic stop at the time of the crash.

Authorities said Espinosa-Flores fled the scene but was found by police dogs and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

He’s in custody on $2 million bond. It’s unclear if Espinosa-Flores has a lawyer.

 

 

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