Victim of fatal accident identified

The victim of a fatal accident at 9:27 p.m. Dec. 29 near Kansas Avenue and 10th Street has been identified.

The victim was Octavia Barker, 47, of Kansas City, Kansas, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. Barker was driving a Chevy Spark that was hit by a speeding car, according to a police statement and trooper’s report.

The Audi A4 ran a red light and then hit the Spark, pushing it into a Chevy Aveo, according to the trooper’s report.

The occupants of the Audi were at large.

Two other persons in the Spark were injured and were taken to a hospital, the trooper’s report stated. Two occupants of the Aveo were also injured and taken to the hospital.

A Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman stated at the time of the wreck that police had been chasing the Audi, but had stopped the pursuit at 8th Street and Central Avenue.

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