Man Charged In Crash That Killed KCPD Employee

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KANSAS CITY, MO (WIBW)--A man has been charged with causing a crash that killed a Kansas City Police Department employee.

Crime scene technician Ying-An (Michael) Chou, 29, died after leaving work Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. at 65th and Troost Avenue.

Police told KCTV that it all started when an officer on patrol saw a car speeding northbound on Troost. The officer began following the car then saw the crash that happened near KCPD's crime lab.

Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted from his account that Chou's vehicle was split into two pieces. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the speeding car took off but was later arrested near the scene. He has been identified as 28-year-old Larneal Davis.

Davis has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter.

He told police he was drinking at a nightclub before the crash.