INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man has been charged in a suburban Kansas City police chase that ended in a head-on collision and fire.

Eighteen-year-old Dennis Mead III was charged Monday in Jackson County with resisting a lawful stop and creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death after fleeing Independence police Sunday in a stolen sport utility vehicle. Prosecutors requested $150,000 bond.

A detective wrote in court records that Mead hit one person standing by the SUV as the chase began, causing minor injuries. Police say the chase ended when he hit a pickup truck head-on, causing it to catch fire. Police say a woman in the SUV with Mead was ejected in the crash. Three people in the pickup truck were hurt.

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