KHP: Teen dead in crash in northwest Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A 17-year-old boy is dead after a crash on I-235 in northwest Wichita early Sunday morning.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 17-year-old Santiago Gomez was southbound on I-235 at mile marker 13.9, near Meridian, just before 1 a.m. when his car left the roadway to the right.
Gomez over-corrected and crossed the highway to the inside shoulder and over-corrected again. KHP says he lost control of the vehicle and slid off the highway to the right and struck a bridge pillar.
Gomez was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead later Sunday morning. KHP reports he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Gomez's family.