(SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan.) — One person is dead after an early morning car accident near the Sedgwick and Sumner County line.
A passerby called it in shortly after midnight near W. 119th St. S. and S. Meridian. Sedgwick County deputies found a car in the ditch and the driver's body in the field. Investigator say the driver may have swerved to avoid an animal and lost control.
Sergeant Tim Forshee says the driver was thrown out when the car rolled, and wasn't wearing a seat belt. He says, "I want you guys to wear your seat belt that way, hopefully, people can survive high speed crashes like this."
The 31-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He's been identified as 30-year-old Alan West.
Sergeant Forshee says to be careful at night, because there are still many animals out roaming. He says it is hard telling people how to react when they see an animal in the road, because everyone responds differently. He did say, "If you see one, break without doing any kind of maneuver."