Man who died in rental truck crash was moving home

The man who died Wednesday when his truck went over a guardrail and tipped over was in the process of moving home to Wichita, police said.

He was identified as John E. Fortner, 70, formerly of Wichita, who had been living in Herndon, Va. Police said he was moving back to Wichita when his truck overturned on the ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to southbound Interstate 435.

Police said the rental truck was carrying Fortner’s belongings and the weight may have shifted on the curve, causing the accident. Fortner was wearing a seat belt.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com