May 16, 2021 2:00 PM

Sheriff: Driver in Kansas dead after vehicle hit tree, split in half

Posted May 16, 2021 2:00 PM
Sunday morning crash scene -photos Johnson County Sheriff
Sunday morning crash scene -photos Johnson County Sheriff

JOHNSON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a single vehicle crash Sunday morning at Shawnee Mission Parkway and 55th Street in Fairway Kansas, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Department. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Due to excessive speeds, the vehicle appears to have hit a tree on the side of the road and split in half.

Westbound Shawnee Mission Parkway was closed at West 55th Street as deputies worked the scene. Authorities opened the road to traffic just after 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The sheriff's department has not released the victim's name.