Olathe Man Charged in I-35 Hit-and-run Death for a Father of Six

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In Kansas City, charges were filed today against an Olathe man who allegedly fled the scene of the crash after striking and killed another man along Interstate 35 in Johnson County over the weekend.

Christopher P. Randolph Sr., age 41, the father of six children, died about 2:30 a.m. Saturday while putting gas into his minivan in a construction zone on the freeway just north of College Boulevard.

Randolph exited his vehicle to put gas in the minivan and was hit by a car that sped away from the scene. Other vehicles reportedly hit Randolph as well, also leaving the scene. He was killed immediately in the accident, police report. Later, the 26 year-old, Brock James, from Olathe was taken into custody and was allegedly charged with failure to stop at a scene of a fatality crash.

On Monday, Johnson County prosecutors charged 26-year-old Brock Tyler James, age 26, with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. Bond was set at $50,000.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said he was arrested Sunday night.

In memory of Christopher P. Randolph, who was a loving father of six and a sibling of six.


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