1 killed in single-vehicle crash on Shawnee Mission Parkway - KCTV5 News

1 killed in single-vehicle crash on Shawnee Mission Parkway

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The scene of the crash. (Kim Olivier/KCTV) The scene of the crash. (Kim Olivier/KCTV)
Tire tracks can be seen in the grass. (Kim Olivier/KCTV) Tire tracks can be seen in the grass. (Kim Olivier/KCTV)

A man was killed in a crash that happened off of Shawnee Mission Parkway. 

On Saturday, police went to the scene of the crash at about 11:20 a.m.

The crash was on the southern side of Shawnee Mission Parkway near Pioneer Crossing Park, which is just east of Goddard Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an overturned vehicle in the creek under the bridge that leads to the park. 

Police found the male driver's body inside the car when they arrived at the scene. He was declared dead at the scene. 

No other vehicles or people were involved. 

There were no witnesses to the accident. Police say it appears that it happened overnight and that the car was there for hours.

It went into the spillway and was hard to see because of a steep, rocky ledge. Part of the SUV was wedged under the bridge.

People visiting the park on Saturday saw the car and called the police.

All that was visible by morning was a wheel that was barely sticking up.

Several businesses in the area were open in the morning, but many employees didn't notice it as they came into work.

"There was no way you would have seen it unless you were looking for it," said Megan Treinen, who works nearby. "People walk down those trails all day, every day. With those trees in the way, there's no way to see a car there. I backed in twice this morning and didn't think to turn around and see a car there. You don't think about those things."

The authorities are still investigating what caused the crash and are looking for anyone who might have witnessed it.

They are also trying to identify the driver.

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