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Man killed in crash on 119th Street identified

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 12:08 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, June 14, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.

The man killed after his car ran into a tree Wednesday morning in west Wichita has been identified as Drew Hopson, 52, of Wichita.

Lt. Joe Schroeder said Thursday that Hopson had a medical condition that caused him to lose consciousness behind the wheel. There was no sign of alcohol or reckless driving, Schroeder said.

The accident happened at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday when authorities think Hopson was on his way to work. He lost control of his Suzuki SUV, veered across traffic and ran head-on into a tree near 119th Street between Maple and Kellogg.

Hopson was wearing his seatbelt, but the collision was so severe, he was killed on impact, police said.

Reach Raymond Howze at 316-268-6514 or at rhowze@wichitaeagle.com

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