Valley Center man killed in fiery crash in Harvey County

Fatal accident south of Newton, 9.17.2013

NEWTON, Kansas – A 21-year-old Valley Center man was killed Tuesday when his SUV crashed into the I-135 overpass and burst into flames.

It took authorities several days to identify the driver as Alex S. Valentine.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. at I-135 and K-196 south of Newton.

The Toyota Rav 4 driven by Valentine hit the support pillar of the overpass and started on fire.

The Kansas Highway Patrol found no skid marks to indicate that Valentine tried to stop.