Driver pronounced dead after crashing into Shawnee house

Marc LaVoie
June 18, 2019 - 4:36 am

KMBC Channel 9


Shawnee police say a driver is dead after crashing a pickup truck into a house.

Neighbors watched it happen around 4:20 p.m. Monday. The pickup traveled off the road and crashed through two fences before slamming into a home off of Meadowsweet Lane, west of 7 Highway.

"Things can happen in an instant," said Cameron Schwegman, who lives in the neighborhood. "It's just really bizarre and sad to see someone go out like that."

"I just heard a big 'KATHUMP,' and I heard two in a row," said another neighbor.

Police are investigating whether the driver lost control of the pickup after suffering a medical problem.

"With how fast he was going, there was no way he would be able to get out of that, and he would definitely be injured," Schwegman, who estimated the vehicle's speed at 50 miles per hour.

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