OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – A 38-year-old man has been charged in the death of a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy who died when a pickup truck plowed into his stopped patrol car.
The Kansas City Star reports that Adrian Espinosa-Flores of Kansas City, Kansas, was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter in the death Sunday of Master Deputy Brandon Collins. Collins was 45.
Authorities say Espinosa-Flores is accused of driving under the influence when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into the deputy’s patrol car. Collins was making a traffic stop at the time of the crash.
Authorities said Espinosa-Flores fled the scene but was found by police dogs and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries.
He’s in custody on $2 million bond. It’s unclear if Espinosa-Flores has a lawyer.