Sep 27, 2023

Police: Speed, impairment factors in crash that killed Kan. teen

Posted Sep 27, 2023 9:00 AM

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Police have released the name of the teen who died in an accident Saturday in Wichita.

Just before 7:30p.m., a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Aaron Franco of Wichita was eastbound in the 700 block of E. 17th St N, according to Officer Kris Gupilan. Franco lost control and the vehicle struck a utility pole.

First responders found Franco inside the vehicle unconscious.  EMS transported him to a local hospital where he were pronounced deceased.

Speed and impairment are believed to be contributing factors, according to Gupilan. Police were still working to learn  the circumstances of the crash.