Man jumped from car during argument with wife, Wichita police say

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police believe a man who was found dead in a west Wichita street Monday evening had jumped from a moving car during an argument with his wife. 

Officers found 36-year-old Chad Lee in the street near Central and Maize Road after responding to reports of an injury accident. EMS attempted live-saving measures, but Lee was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officer Charley Davidson said Lee was the passenger in a red Ford Fusion being driven by his 32-year-old wife. An argument occurred and it appears that that Lee willfully jumped from the vehicle as it was heading south at about 35 mph.

Lee struck the ground, causing his fatal head injury. 

Davidson said investigators don't suspect foul play at this time. The investigation is ongoing. 


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Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in a busy west Wichita street.

Emergency crews were called shortly after 9 p.m. Monday after drivers found a man's body in the southbound lanes of Maize Road north of Central. They arrived to find a unresponsive man in his 30s. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police tell KAKE News that they don't believe the man's death was because of a criminal act but are investigating how he got there and what he was doing. His name was not released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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