LENEXA, Kan. -- The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim of a deadly accident on I-435 as Houston St. John, 17. The accident happened around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday just east of Lackman Road.
A crash report states that St. John lost control of his vehicle as he drove eastbound on I-435. His car went through a median into the westbound lanes, colliding with another vehicle. A person in that vehicle reportedly suffered minor injuries.
The other driver and St. John were both wearing seat belts according to the crash report.
St. John was a well-liked active member of the drama and music departments at Shawnee Mission West High School. Some called him a rising star. Counselors will be at the school on Wednesday to help students who are grieving.