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Police name 59-year-old killed in southeast Wichita crash

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.

Michael Stavola covers breaking news at The Wichita Eagle. He’s won a national and several state awards during his five years of working at newspapers in Kansas. He plans to finish his MBA at Wichita State University in spring 2020. Michael likes to exercise, hunt and spend time with his wife and their dog, Marley.
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