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.