Two People Injured Following Pursuit of Wrong Way Driver

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Cass Co – Around 4:00 am a Cass County Deputy attempted to stop a black 2014 Volkswagen for speeding on I-49 south of Peculiar.  When the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren, the driver accelerated and continued driving at speeds over 100 mph.

Additional deputies near Harrisonville joined the pursuit as the driver continued south through Harrisonville.  The driver exited Interstate 49 at 7 Highway and then north on Brookhart Drive into the truck fueling area of Love’s Truck Stop.  The driver then drove out of the parking lot and down the embankment onto the exit ramp to Interstate 49 north of S. Commercial Street. 

The driver began driving north in the southbound lanes of I-49.  As the driver exited the wrong way at the 291 Highway ramp the vehicle turned sideways and began to reverse.  A pursuing deputy struck  the suspect’s vehicle as it backed across the ramp preventing it move moving.

The driver, identified as Quasheena L. Cadenhead, 23, Kansas City, was transported to a local hospital and admitted for observation of her injuries. 

A deputy involved was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Cadenhead was charged today in Cass County with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, E Felony, bond $7500.00 cash only. Cadenhead is also being held for 23 active warrants from Kansas City Police Department and a Failure to Appear Traffic warrant in Lee’s Summit.

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