The driver of a truck involved in a two-fatality accident on Kellogg early Tuesday morning has been identified as Alban Lamont Vanzandt, according to a Sedgwick County Jail booking report.
Vanzandt, 37, of Channelview, Texas, was booked on suspicion of two counts of second-degree murder, unintentional but reckless, at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday, records show. Authorities are scheduled to present his case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney at 2 p.m. Thursday, District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Dillon said; his first appearance in court has not yet been set.
Shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday, authorities say, a 37-year-old man was driving a white Dodge Ram pickup west on Kellogg when it struck a metal light pole at Kellogg and Webb. The impact caused extensive damage to the passenger side of the vehicle and caused its two passengers — a 50-year- old man and a 34-year-old man — to be ejected. They died on impact.
Killed were Federico Martinez, 50, from Freeport, Texas, and Hig Inio Gonzalez III, from Orange, Texas, Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said Wednesday.
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The driver did not sustain any obvious injuries and was able to walk away from the accident.