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Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Soldier killed in police chase

June 18, 2008

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— A Fort Riley soldier is dead after a police pursuit in Riley County.

Private Gary Guerra Jr. died in the Monday night crash in Manhattan and a 22-year-old passenger in the vehicle was released after hospital treatment.

Riley County Police say the chase followed an earlier incident with a knife at a bowling alley allegedly involving the 26-year-old Guerra and an employee of the business who was threatened. Witnesses alerted police to Guerra's fleeing vehicle and officers gave chase.

The Highway Patrol said Guerra lost control of the car,which crossed Kansas Highway 18 and rolled over several times in a ditch, ejecting Guerra.

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