Hutchinson man killed in one-vehicle crash

A Hutchinson man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night when his vehicle lost control and struck a tree according to the Hutchinson Police Department.

At 10:57 p.m. George Albert Weber, 31, was driving a 1994 Jeep Cherokee and lost control and struck a tree in the 1700 block of East Fourth Avenue. Witnesses said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash.

Weber was transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to Sgt. Brian Hirt with the police department’s traffic bureau.Weber was not wearing his seatbelt and alcohol was believed to have been a factor, Hirt said.