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