SHAWNEE, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in a crash earlier Thursday in Shawnee.
The incident was reported around 3 p.m. on northbound Interstate 435 just south of Midland Drive.
KHP said the driver of a 2007 Mitsubishi was traveling north on I-435 when the rear tire blew out. The driver was unable to correct and struck a guardrail and went over a bridge and rolled twice before landing in a creek.
The driver, identified as a 24-year-old Overland Park man, was taken to an area hospital with suspected serious injuries.
A passenger, identified as 43-year-old Gomez Humberto-Perez, of Kansas City, Kansas, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Johnson County Medical Examiner.
Both Humberto-Perez and the driver were wearing seat belts, according to KHP.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.