Lawn care worker killed in southwest Wichita crash identified

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WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police say a man who was trimming and edging along West Street is the victim of a car accident.

It happened just before 5 p.m. Monday in the 2900 block of South West Street.

Police say a 20-year-old man was driving along West Street and his passenger-side wheels went over the curb.

“For unknown reasons, he went off the roadway and struck a 47-year-old man who was working, doing lawn care on the side of the road,” said Lt. Joe Schroeder, Wichita Police Department.

The 47-year-old victim, Terry Wright, died at the scene.

Schroeder says Wright was standing in the grass when he was hit, he was not actually in the road.

The car also hit a hydrant which flooded part of West Street.

The streets surrounding the accident were closed because of the accident.

Police questioned the driver and several witnesses.

They are also waiting for toxicology results of the driver.

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