SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal 2-vehicle crash have identified the victim as 19-year-old Jonathan McPherson-Pickett from Wichita.
Just before noon Monday, police responded to an injury accident in the 700 block of E Murdock Avenue in Wichita, according to Officer Juan Rebolledo.
On arrival, Officers located a white Kia Sorento that had rolled over after colliding with a blue Ford Escape driven by a 35-year-old woman.
EMS and Wichita Fire rendered emergency medical aid to both drivers and their passengers. All victims were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from critical to minor.
A passenger in Kia identified as McPherson-Pickett did not regain consciousness after the impact and was later pronounced deceased by medical staff, according to Rebolledo.
Investigators learned that the driver of the Kia Sorento was eastbound on Murdock Ave when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line and collided with the westbound Ford Escape.
Currently, speed is believed to be a contributing factor to the accident, according to Rebolledo.