Police identify man killed in northwest Wichita crash

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Christian Kyllonen | courtesy Facebook Christian Kyllonen | courtesy Facebook

Wichita police have identified a 26-year-old man who died after crashing into a pole near Sedgwick County Park.

Emergency responders were called at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to an injury accident at 21st Street and North Shore Boulevard. Officer Charley Davidson said Christian A. Kyllonen was heading west on 21st Street when his black Ford Taurus swerved and hit a light pole. 

Kyllonen was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Davidson said investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash, which was Wichita's 26th traffic-related fatality of 2017. . 

Kyllonen's Facebook page says he went to Heights High School and studied Sociology at Wichita State University. 

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