Man crashes stolen ambulance after police chase

Kansas City police chased a stolen ambulance into Independence early this morning, where the driver eventually lost control and crashed, Kansas City police reported.

A man drove an ambulance away from Research Medical Center, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., shortly before 4 a.m., police said. The ambulance was followed off of Interstate 435 as it went into Independence, where it crashed near Winner Road and Lexington Avenue around 4:15 a.m.

The driver, whose name was not released, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, police said.