(AP) — Authorities in Missouri say a driver collided with a police cruiser, killing an officer, a police dog and a pedestrian.
Kansas City police say the crash happened Wednesday night as the officer was on patrol.
The driver who struck the cruiser suffered minor injuries and was taken into custody.
The pedestrian died at the scene and the officer at a hospital.
The officer’s police dog also was killed.
Neither the officer nor the pedestrian were immediately identified.
Police said only that the officer was a 20-year veteran of the force.