Wichita man, 39, killed in Valley Center rollover accident

A 39-year-old Wichita man was killed early Sunday morning in a rollover accident near downtown Valley Center.

The accident happened at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday at Allen and Meridian.

Valley Center police say Juan Massu-Lerma died from injuries sustained when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving. Massu-Lerma was driving northbound on Meridian when his 2004 Ford Explorer struck a utility pole and ended up on the driver’s side

“The driver was dead at the scene,” said Valley Center police Sgt. Matt Vogt.

A 42-year-old Wichita man who was a passenger in the vehicle was uninjured.

“We believe alcohol may have contributed to the crash,” Vogt said. “We will know more once we get test results back from the medical examiner.”