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Man killed in wreck early Sunday morning on Troost identified

A man died in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning at 82nd Street and Troost Avenue, according to Kansas City police.
A man died in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning at 82nd Street and Troost Avenue, according to Kansas City police.

A man who died in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning at 82nd Street and Troost Avenue has been identified as Albert C. Meeks, according to Kansas City police.

Officers were called to the scene about 2:30 a.m. and found Meeks, the driver of a Cadillac, had been driving northbound on Troost when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed the center line and struck a metal utility pole on the west side of the road.

He died at the scene. Meeks was 36 and lived in Kansas City, Kan.

Police said no power interruption was reported as a result of the damage to the utility pole.

Ian Cummings: 816-234-4633, @Ian__Cummings

Katy Bergen: 816-234-4120, @KatyBergen

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