WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified two people killed Wednesday in a crash on I-235 in north Wichita.

The accident happened at around 6 p.m. in the northbound lanes just west of Broadway. The patrol said a southbound gray Dodge pickup crossed the median and collided head-on with a northbound FedEx box truck. 

The man driving the pickup, 56-year-old Darth Cline, died at the scene. The FedEx truck driver, 30-year-old Tyler Bauer, died at a local hospital. Both were from Wichita.

The KHP's online crash log states Cline was not wearing a seat belt. It's unclear what cause him to drive across the median and into northbound traffic.

The patrol on Thursday asked for the community's help in finding witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Aaron McGuire at (316) 744-0451.


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Two people are dead after a head-on crash on I-235 at Broadway in north Wichita.

Highway patrol troopers say the crash happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. A man in his 50s was driving a pickup truck heading southbound on I-235 near Broadway. The driver of the pickup crossed the median entering the eastbound lanes of traffic and collided with a Fed-Ex truck head-on.

Troopers say the driver of the pick-up was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle; he died on the scene.

The driver of the FedEx truck died at the hospital.

As of 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, the eastbound lanes of I-235 remain closed.   


Officers are on the scene of a fatal accident in north Wichita.

Dispatchers confirm one person has died and another person is in critical condition after a crash at I-235 and Broadway.

All lanes of eastbound I-235 are closed while crews work on the scene.

KAKE News has a crew headed to the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.