Boy dead, mother seriously hurt in KC crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) –  An 11-year-old boy has died after his mother slammed her car into a tractor-trailer after being chased by police.

Police say officers attempted to pull the woman’s car over around for a traffic violation at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when the driver took off.

After a short chase on U.S. 71 officers called it off because they feared it would become too dangerous.

Soon after that the woman crashed into the semi.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, but the woman’s 8-year-old daughter was not seriously injured.

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