Westbound K-10 closed at Ridgeview following fatal accident
Update: A story about the 19-year-old University of Kansas student killed in the wreck is posted here.
Slow traffic caused by construction on Kansas 10 in Lenexa contributed to a fatal wreck Tuesday afternoon, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.
A man identified in the report as 19-year-old Dylan J. Garnett, of Shawnee, died at the scene after his car rammed into the back of a semi-trailer at K-10 and Interstate 435.
The truck had slowed down because of traffic but Garnett was unable to stop in time, the report said.
Just ahead of the crash K-10 is reduced to one lane between Renner Boulevard and Ridgeview Road for milling and overlay work.
Late Tuesday afternoon K-10 was still closed between I-435 and Ridgeview Road because of the crash.
The Lenexa Police Department suggested drivers use Prairie Star Parkway and College Boulevard as alternate routes.
K-10 reopened around 5:40 p.m.