High speed chase reaches speeds of 130 MPH, ends in crash in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Traffic is back to normal Thursday morning on eastbound I-470 in Topeka following a high speed chase.

The high speed chase began just before 8:00 a.m. just west of Maple Hill in Wabaunsee County and ended before 8:30 after the car police were chasing crashed on I-470 just north of 17th Street in Shawnee County..

Law enforcement tells KSNT News the female driver reached speeds as fast as 130 MPH.

A pit maneuver was used to stop the vehicle.  The female driver has been taken into custody.

The driver has been identified as 47-year-old Leah G. Levine, of Sanford, Michigan. KHP tells KSNT News the vehicle was registered to her and was not stolen. A bag of money found in the car was her property.  The car did have a Colorado temporary registration plate.

She was booked into jail on pending charges of fleeing and eluding, speeding and reckless driving.

KSNT News is continuing to look into this story and will have updates tonight on KSNT.com and on KSNT News at 5 & 6 p.m.


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