Sep 19, 2021 10:00 PM

Missouri man sentenced in fatal accident during police chase

Posted Sep 19, 2021 10:00 PM
Traffic backed up due to the Sept. 2019 fatal crash-photo courtesy Kansas City Scout
Traffic backed up due to the Sept. 2019 fatal crash-photo courtesy Kansas City Scout

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to almost 50 years in prison for a fatal accident that occurred when he was fleeing from law enforcement officers.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said in a news release Friday that Anthony Jay Dorsey was sentenced for second-degree murder after a deadly crash near Bonner Springs in September 2019.

Dorsey-photo Leavenworth Co.
Dorsey-photo Leavenworth Co.

Prosecutors said a highway patrol trooper tried to stop Dorsey on Interstate 70 for an expired tag. Dorsey fled and eventually drove the wrong way on the interstate. His vehicle collided with a car driven by 19-year-old Nathan Pena, of Brookfield, Illinois, who died at the scene.

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 31-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty in a crash in Kansas that killed an Illinois man. Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said

Anthony Dorsey pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Nathan Pena, of Brookfield, Illinois.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash occurred on Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County in September 2019 when Dorsey was fleeing troopers over an alleged vehicle registration violation.

The patrol says Pena was driving another vehicle and both men swerved to avoid a collision but their vehicles crashed. Dorsey faces up to 49 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 17.