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Police ID 21-year-old victim of fatal Tonganoxie crash

Tonganoxie police have identified a 21-year-old Leavenworth County man killed early Thursday morning in a fiery crash.

Colin Bennett of Tonganoxie died just before 1 a.m., while driving south on Leavenworth County Road 5.

Police continue to seek the driver of a second vehicle that left the scene just after the crash. Police are investigating whether Bennett and the second driver may have been racing.

Bennett lost control of his 2009 GMC pickup before it struck the east pillars of the U.S. Highway 24/40 bridge, according to a statement released by Tonganoxie police Friday morning.

Flames engulfed the truck. The second vehicle turned around and sped away.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Tonganoxie police at 913-369-3754.

Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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