- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 22-year-old Independence man has been charged with second-degree murder - or an alternative count of first-degree manslaughter - for a crash that killed a 35-year-old Kansas City man and seriously injured two passengers.

Investigators say Andrew Stark was fleeing from police Monday morning when he drove into Kansas City, ran a red light and plowed into the side of a car driven by Jason Lewis, who was killed. Stark is accused of running from the scene before being taken into custody a block away.

Police say Stark’s license was revoked at the time of the crash, and that he has two prior convictions for leaving the scene of an accident. He also has five convictions for driving while suspended.

Online court records didn’t indicate whether he had an attorney.

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