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KC police identify man killed in Sunday morning crash near 39th Street, Bellefontaine

Christopher L. Franklin, 33, was identified by Kansas City police as the man who died after the car he was driving east on 39th Street left the road and struck a tree shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday.
Christopher L. Franklin, 33, was identified by Kansas City police as the man who died after the car he was driving east on 39th Street left the road and struck a tree shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday.

Kansas City police have released the name of a 33-year-old man who was killed in a wreck early Sunday near 39th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue.

Christopher L. Franklin died after the car he was driving east on 39th Street left the road and struck a tree shortly after 3 a.m., according to police.

A passenger was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to a hospital.

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