Teenager suffers critical injuries in traffic wreck Monday in Overland Park

A teenage boy suffered critical injuries in a traffic wreck Monday afternoon in Overland Park, according to police.

The teenager was driving near West 131st Street and Switzer Road about 2 p.m. when his vehicle went off the road and crashed into a tree, police said.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Overland Park police investigated the wreck.

There were no other injuries or cars involved, police said.

Aaron Randle is the Star’s “Divided City” enterprise reporter, tasked with exploring the cultural intersections that shape — and divide — Kansas City and Kansas Citians.