One dead after crash near Emporia

Source: KVOE

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - One person is dead after a Sunday afternoon crash just east of Emporia on I-35.

KHP dispatchers say the crash happened near the northbound exit at mile marker 135.

The driver, Jimmy Lee Coleman of Kansas City was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle.

He left the roadway to the right before eventually struck the ditch of road R1.

The car flipped and landed upside down.

KHP led the investigation.

KVOE reports that the Kansas Turnpike Authority said Coleman was being sought out by Wichita Police under suspicion of aggravated assault.