KC police identify driver killed in Southwest Boulevard wreck

Kansas City police on Tuesday identified a driver who died after crashing into a car at a QuikTrip Sunday as Carlos David Villegas Jimenez, 26.

The wreck occurred about 11:25 p.m. at 3101 Southwest Blvd. Police said Jimenez apparently was speeding west on 31st Street when he lost control and slid into the driver’s side of a Volvo sport-utility vehicle at the QuikTrip entrance. The Volvo driver was waiting to pull out of the parking lot.

Jimenez died at the scene. A passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Volvo driver was not hurt.

Police shut down traffic on 31st Street and part of the QuikTrip parking lot for several hours as officers investigated. The death marked the city’s 51st traffic fatality so far this year compared with 59 at this date last year.

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com