For Immediate Release
Aug. 12, 2018
A Kansas City man has been charged with causing a fatal vehicular accident after he fled Saturday night from police at a high speed through residential streets in Northeast Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Samuel I. Delozier, 09810/1995, faces Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree.*
According to court records, police attempted to stop the Toyota that Delozier was driving near St. John and Van Brunt. But the defendant refused to stop. He fled at a high rate of speed, running stop signs and driving the wrong way on one-way streets, until he struck the victim's vehicle near Smart and Monroe. The vicitm, Thomas Colatrella, dob: 5/4/1986, later died of injuries from the vehicular crash.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.