Fatal wreck with semi on K-10 happened in slow traffic at construction zone: report

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.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.