Wichita police identify man killed after crashing into pole

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police have identified a 19-year-old who died after crashing into a light pole at a high rate of speed.

It happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 9th and McLean on the western edge of Riverside. Sgt. Troy Nedbalek said witnesses reported seeing the northbound Buick speeding and losing control before hitting the pole.

The driver, identified as Christian Bocanegra, was taken to Wesley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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