Jul 21, 2021 11:30 PM

Kansas drug suspect dies in crash during police chase

Posted Jul 21, 2021 11:30 PM
Gabriel Seim has previous convictions for drugs and one for obstruction, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections
Gabriel Seim has previous convictions for drugs and one for obstruction, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections

SEDGWICK COUNTY —A suspect involved in police chase died in an accident just before noon Wednesday in Sedgwick County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2010 Toyota Rav4 driven by Gabriel Christian Seim, 28, Salina, was northbound on Interstate 135 one mile south of Park City.

Wichita Police attempted to stop the Toyota and had been looking for the Seim after a report he might have been involved in drug trafficking, according to Wichita Police Officer Charley Davidson.

First responders at the scene of the fatal crash -photo courtesy KWCH
First responders at the scene of the fatal crash -photo courtesy KWCH

Seim failed to stop for police and exited Interstate 135 at 53rd Street North. He failed to stop at the stop sign at the bottom of the ramp, turned eastbound on 53rd St. North at a high rate of speed.

A 2015 GMC Sierra driven by Nicklaus Alan Davis,  43, Haysville, was northbound on North Hydraulic. The driver stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of 53rd and Hydraulic.

Siem, fleeing police in the Toyota, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of 53rd and Hydraulic and struck the GMC Sierra as it began to enter the intersection.

Seim, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the Sedgwick County Forensics Center, according to the KHP. EMS transported Davis to Via Christi.

After the crash, police found possible evidence of drug trafficking in the Toyota, according to Officer Charley Davidson.