Feb 10, 2020 5:03 PM

Victims of hit-and-run Kansas City crash were both 55

Posted Feb 10, 2020 5:03 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed last week in a hit-and-run crash in Kansas City.

Police said Monday that the victims were Judith Morris and Virgil Dixon, both 55 and of Kansas City.

Police say they were riding in a car that the driver of a stolen sport utility vehicle crashed into after speeding through a stop sign on the morning of Feb. 4. The impact also pushed the car into another vehicle.

A nearby patrol sergeant saw the suspect get out of the SUV and chased him down.

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Jury: Kansas man guilty of crack cocaine distribution
Johnson photo Wyandotte Co.

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal jury convicted a Kansas man from  on drug and firearm charges, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Larry D. Johnson, 33, Kansas City, Kan., was convicted February 7, on one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

The crimes were alleged to have occurred May 15, 2017, in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Sentencing is set for May 7. The defendant could face a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on the drug charge, not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the other firearm charge.