MERRIAM, Kan. — One person was killed in a hit-and-run crash on northbound Interstate 35 near 75th Street in Merriam on Tuesday evening.

Johnson County Med-Act confirmed the crash happened just after 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. There were two vehicles involved.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Chevy passenger car and a Chevy SUV were merging on northbound I-35 from 75th Street. The car didn’t slow down in time and rear-ended the SUV, highway patrol said.

The car then veered off of the interstate and hit a concrete barrier. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the SUV fled the scene.

The suspect vehicle involved is reported to be a red/maroon Chevrolet Suburban with Missouri registration LD4 Z8U. KHP is asking anyone with information to call (913) 782-8100.

  • I-70, 75th Street hit-and-run suspect vehicle November 14
  • I-70, 75th Street hit-and-run suspect vehicle November 14

There were two people in the car. Sharon Bybee, 79, died from her injuries in the crash. She was the passenger in the car.

The driver of the car was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.