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Fatal crash investigation moves to JoCo DA's office

Credit: 41 Action News
Published on July 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:32s

Fatal crash investigation moves to JoCo DA's office

The fate of a 70-year-old driver who struck and killed a 14-year-old girl walking home from school is now in the hands of the Johnson County District Attorney.

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Fatal crash investigation moves to JoCo DA's office

WALKING HOME FROMSCHOOL... IS NOW IN THEHANDS OF THE JOHNSONCOUNTY DISTRICTATTORNEY.41 ACTION NEWSINVESTIGATOR ANDYALCOCK JOINS US WITHNEW INFORMATION ONTHIS DEVELOPING STORY --ANDY.OVERLAND PARK POLICEOFFICERS HAVE NOWCOMPLETED THEIRINVESTIGATION OF THEFATAL CRASH.WE CONFIRMED -- THEYTURNED THEIR REPORTOVER TO THE D-A LASTWEEK.IN APRIL -- 14 YEAR OLDALEX RUMPLE WASWALKING ON THESIDEWALK ON THE EASTSIDE OF SWITZER HEADINGHOME FROM OXFORDMIDDLE SCHOOL WHENSHE WAS STRUCK ANDLATER DIED.THE DRIVER TOLD POLICEHIS BRAKES FAILED.A POLICE SPOKESMANSAYS THE NOWCOMPLETED REPORTINCLUDES STATEMENTSFROM MULTIPLEWITNESSES... A REPORTON THE CAR'SCONDITION...AND THEDRIVER'S TOXICOLOGYREPORT...WHICH WOULDSHOW WHETHER OR NOTHE WAS UNDER THEINFLUENCE OF DRUGS ORALCOHOL.POLLY ARSCOTT/BOYSNEARLY HIT/APRIL 15"WHEN I GOT HOME FROMWORK, I FOUND OUT MYBOYS WERE NARROWLYMISSED BY THE DRIVER."MICHAEL ARSCOTT/NEARLYHIT/APRIL 15"IF HE DIDN'T SWERVE OUTOF THE ROAD, HEWOULD'VE COMPLETELYHIT US."WITNESSES TOLD POLICETHE DRIVER LEFT THEROAD AT 129TH STREET,HIT A TRAFFIC SIGNAL, HITTHE TEEN AT 123RDSTREET AND THENCRASHED INTO A FENCESTOPPING AT 121STSTREET.WITNESSES ALSO SAIDOTHER CHILDREN DODGEDTHE CAR TO GET OUT OTHE WAY.A SPOKESWOMAN FORTHE D-A SAYS FURTHERREVIEW ANDINVESTIGATION ISONGOING.AS A RESULT, A DECISIONABOUT WHETHER OR NOTTO CHARGE THE DRIVERWITH A CRIME HASN'TBEEN MADE YET.I'M INVESTIGATOR ANDYALCOCK, 41 ACTION NEWS.YOU CAN FINALLY SEE THETRACK AT A L

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