Police investigate deadly crash at 34th & State Ave in KCK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred Sunday in KCK.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that officers were working a fatality accident at 34th and State Avenue shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Investigators on scene said the driver of a black SUV lost control and was t-boned by driver of a truck. The driver of the SUV died. A passenger said to be in critical condition.

The driver of the truck has minor injuries. It is unclear why the driver of the SUV lost control.

Police have not confirmed the victim’s identity, but a family member identified the victim as 42-year-old Tommy Baker Jr., of Independence, Mo.

FOX 4 spoke to Baker’s cousin, Chris. He said Tommy was on his way to pick up a two-liter bottle of soda.

“We were watching the game. He wanted me to ride with him and I said, ‘nah I’m going to watch the game. You’ll be right back.’ This is what right back is,” Chris said.

Chris said he would’ve likely been in that SUV with his cousin if the Saints weren’t playing at the time.