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Pickup traveling 100 mph crashes, snarling Kellogg traffic

WICHITA — A man police clocked on radar at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour on Kellogg crashed into a second pickup stopped at a red light Friday morning, snarling traffic for hours.

The driver, a 29-year-old man, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail after being treated for injuries at Wesley Medical Center, Sgt. James Krok said.

The driver of the second pickup, a 47-year-old man, was also taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment, but his injuries were not critical.

The incident began at 10:50 a.m., when an officer clocked an eastbound Ford F150 going 100 miles an hour near the Oliver exit.

"He tried to catch up to him, but the guy had a head start on him," Krok said.

The pursuit continued past Armour and Rock Road before the F150 struck a Toyota pickup that was stopping for the red light at Kellogg and Cypress at 10:52 a.m.

Cypress is the location of the first stoplight on eastbound Kellogg after an open stretch of more than 13 miles from the far west side of the city.

The collision knocked the Toyota into the air and it rolled a couple of times, Krok said. Other vehicles may have been struck by debris, he said, but none were hit by vehicles.

Traffic on eastbound Kellogg was down to one lane between Armour and Rock for about three hours, but dispatchers said Kellogg was fully open in time for the evening commute.

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