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Kansas man arrested in hit-and-run that killed 2 students


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Matthew Bloskey (left) and Samuel SiebuhrMatthew Bloskey (left) and Samuel Siebuhr


Overland Park police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run collision that killed two students.

The Kansas City Star reports the 45-year-old Olathe man was arrested Thursday and booked into the Johnson County jail on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident resulting in death.

Police say the crash on Saturday killed 18-year-old Matthew Bloskey, of Overland Park, and 20-year-old Samuel Siebuhr, of Kansas City, Kansas.

Overland Park police say a van belonging to the suspect may have hit Siebuhr’s car as both vehicles were driving east.

Siebuhr apparently lost control, clipped another vehicle, then crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by Bloskey. Both drivers died at the scene.

Siebuhr was studying Kansas City Kansas Community College. Bloskey was a senior at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Authorities are searching for a vehicle whose driver left the scene of a double fatal crash in suburban Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports that the crash happened Saturday afternoon in Overland Park. Police are seeking a dark blue or dark gray Honda that may have struck the side of a car that then veered across the center line. The car then crashed into another vehicle, killing both drivers.

Rockhurst High School identified one of the victims as senior Matthew Bloskey, saying in a statement that the school’s community is “devastated.” And family identified the other victim as 20-year-old Samuel Siebuhr, of Kansas City, Kansas.

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