Deputy charged in chase crash that seriously hurt motorist

RAYTOWN, Mo. –  Authorities say a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy didn’t have his emergency lights and sirens activated when he plowed through a red light, crashed into another vehicle and seriously injured its driver.

The Kansas City Star reports that 34-year-old Sean Stoff was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor careless and imprudent driving. Court records say the crash happened in May 2018 in Raytown after Stoff put a GPS tracker on a car whose driver was fleeing. Deputies then turned off their sirens and continued to follow the car.

Stoff was driving 71 mph in a 45 mph zone when he crashed into another car. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and suffered head and spinal injuries.

The Star wasn’t immediately able to reach Stoff or the sheriff’s office for comment.

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