One dead after car accident in northeast Wichita

The scene of the aftermath of an accident near Murdock and Piatt in Wichita June 9, 2017. Courtesy KSN News
The scene of the aftermath of an accident near Murdock and Piatt in Wichita June 9, 2017. Courtesy KSN News

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Police continue to investigate a deadly crash in northeast Wichita.

Sedgwick County dispatchers said the accident happened around 6:11 p.m. Friday near Piatt and Murdock.

According to dispatchers, the 45-year-old driver was pinned in his car after it appears he crashed into a tree. When authorities arrived to the scene, he was not breathing and taken to the hospital where he later died.

“There were some reports of possible gunshots in the area and the possibility that the victim was shot,” said Sgt. Nikki Woodrow, Wichita Police Department. “These reports are unconfirmed at this time, pending an autopsy that will [be] completed the first of the week.”

Woodrow says police are not looking for any suspects or any other individuals linked to this case.

She she tells us WPD will release more information about the crash after the autopsy determines the cause of death.


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