Update: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
Police said the driver was Sylvester Curry. Police are still investigating what caused the wreck. Officer Kevin Wheeler said witnesses reported Curry may have been speeding.
The death was the 24th fatal wreck of the year in Wichita.
Original: 10:45 a.m. Saturday
A 59-year-old man died Friday night after hitting a utility pole at Mount Vernon and Bluff.
The Wichita Police Department said officers responded to the single-vehicle wreck at around 11:50 p.m. They found the man trapped in a Buick LeSabre. The Wichita Fire Department extricated the man from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Officers determined the man, whose name was not disclosed, was traveling east on Mount Vernon when he crashed. He was the only occupant in the car. Police did not give a cause for the wreck.