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One dead in Shawnee wreck; truck crashed through fence outside home, witness says

Pickup truck crashed through fence of a Shawnee house, witness says

Cameron Schwegman, 16, said he saw a truck crash through a fence near 55th Street and Meadowsweet Lane in Shawnee. Police said one person was killed.
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Cameron Schwegman, 16, said he saw a truck crash through a fence near 55th Street and Meadowsweet Lane in Shawnee. Police said one person was killed.

One person was killed Monday in a single-vehicle wreck in Shawnee, according to police.

The crash was reported Monday afternoon near 55th Street and Meadowsweet Lane, near Johnson Drive and Kansas 7 highway.

Police were investigating the crash. An officer at the scene said a truck had crashed through a fence at a home.

A witness, 16-year-old Cameron Schwegman, said he heard the booming sound of a truck hitting a light pole and saw the truck, moving about 50 mph, hit an electrical box.

The truck then crossed the street before crashing through a wooden fence outside a home.

He said the truck passed through the fence and across the back yard of one home before crashing into another house.

After the wreck, a metal light pole lay nearby, sheared completely from its base.

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Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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