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Guilty plea in police pursuit crash that killed Illinois man

August 9, 2021 GMT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City man who caused a crash while fleeing from police pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of a man from Illinois.

Anthony Dorsey, 31, was accused of killing 19-year-old Nathan Pena, of Brookfield, Illinois, in a crash on Sept. 30, 2019 on Interstate 70 near Bonner Springs, Kansas, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Dorsey was being pursued by a trooper for an alleged registration violation.

Pena was driving another vehicle and swerved to avoid Dorsey, who was driving the wrong way on the interstate, the patrol said.

Dorsey also swerved and the vehicles collided, The Kansas City Star reported. Pena died at the scene.

Dorsey faces up to 49 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 17.