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One person dead following single car accident in Indian Hills neighborhood

May 04, 2019 - 5:30 pm

A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving struck a telephone pole in the Indian Hills neighborhood just northwest of downtown.

Just before 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Wichita Police were called to a single vehicle injury accident at 9th Street and McLean Boulevard. Upon arrived they located a silver Buick that had left the roadway and struck a nearby telephone pole.

The driver, a 19-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. He was the only person in the car.

Officer Kevin Wheeler says police investigators believe the driver was traveling northbound on McLean at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle. 

Wheeler says the crash remains under investigation.

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