Wichita man dies in crash after passing in I-135 construction zone, troopers say

A man who died in a north Wichita wreck Monday evening had been passing in an interstate construction zone, state troopers said.

The driver of a 1996 Cadillac DeVille was northbound on I-135 passing traffic in the left lane just south of 21st Street North, the Kansas Highway Patrol said in a crash report. The area was an active construction zone moving traffic into the right two lanes.

Investigators determined the driver lost control of the vehicle, which then skidded, left the freeway to the right and struck a light pole at around 7:41 p.m.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified in the KHP report as 49-year-old Lashon Harding, of Wichita.

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