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Driver killed when car splits in half after hitting tree

One died after their vehicle slammed into a tree in the Kansas City area forcing it to split...
One died after their vehicle slammed into a tree in the Kansas City area forcing it to split the car in two.(Johnson County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 11:54 AM CDT
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FAIRWAY, Kan. (AP) - One person is dead after their vehicle slammed into a tree in the Kansas City area with enough force to split the car in two. The crash happened Sunday morning along Shawnee Mission Parkway near 55th Street in Fairway, Kansas.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said that because of excessive speeds, the vehicle appears to have split in half after it struck a tree on the side of the road. The driver died in the crash.

Investigators identified the driver as 28-year-old David Lawrence Hutchinson. The crash remains under investigation.

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Posted by Johnson County, KS Sheriff's Office on Sunday, May 16, 2021

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