Salina Man Killed in Crash While Fleeing from Wichita Police

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A Salina man leading police in the Wichita area on a high speed pursuit was killed in a crash late Wednesday morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Gabriel Seim, 28, was driving a 2010 Toyota RAV4 northbound at about 11:50 a.m. on Interstate 135 just south of Park City, when a Wichita Police Officer attempted to stop him for a traffic violation.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Seim did not stop, and exited I-135 at 53rd Street North, and began a high speed pursuit. Seim failed to stop at a stop sign at the bottom of the ramp, turned eastbound on 53rd Street North, and continued to flee eastbound at a high rate of speed.

While still fleeing eastbound, Seim failed to stop at a stop sign for eastbound traffic at 53rd and Hydraulic, and struck a northbound 2015 GMC Sierra driven by Nicklaus Davis, 43, Haysville, on the driver’s side front and rear doors. Seim’s vehicle came to rest facing northbound just north of the intersection, while Davis’ pickup came to rest just east of Hydraulic and south of 53rd Street North in a grassy vacant lot.

Seim was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center. Davis was transported to Via Christi St. Francis with suspected serious injuries.

Seim was not properly restrained at the time of the crash. It was not known if Davis was properly restrained, according to the KHP report.