Three men in their 20s died when their car crashed into a guardrail along Kansas 10 in Olathe early Thursday, forcing the highway to remain closed for several hours.
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the men as Darius J. Thomas, 21, Nicholas A. Sands, 24, and Dalton R. Suggs, 21, all of Olathe.
The crash occurred about 3:15 a.m. along eastbound K-10 at Cedar Creek Parkway in Olathe, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The three men were traveling east on K-10 in a 2009 Ford Fusion when Thomas lost control of the car for an unknown reason, said Technical Trooper Candice Breshears, a spokeswoman for the highway patrol.
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The eastbound lanes of K-10 remained closed while authorities investigated the crash. The highway reopened about noon.
The crash remains under investigation.
“We are having a lot of crashes out there lately,” Breshears said. People need to “make sure everyone is paying attention to their driving when they driving. Wear your seat belts. Put your cell phones down. Don’t drive distracted.”
People should follow the same safe driving habits every time they get behind the wheel, she said.