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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ottawa man struck and killed by a car on I-35 in Lenexa

Posted: April 29, 2012 - 4:18am
Updated: April 29, 2012 - 12:16pm

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after, 23-year-old, Kevin E. Polidore of Ottawa, Kansas, was struck and killed by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 near the exit to 87th Street Parkway.

Investigators say the accident occurred at approximately 3:58 a.m., when Lenexa Police received a 911 call following the accident. The caller reported the accident was between 87th and 95th Streets. Officers immediately requested Johnson County Med-Act to respond to the area. The subject was located a short time later, just north of the 87th Street Parkway overpass.

Accident scene at 4:30 a.m..
Photo from Kansas City Scout
Police and Johnson County Med-Act declared the subject deceased at the scene of what was only described as a "traumatic injury."

Investigators say the vehicle that struck the man, a  2007 Kia Optima, stopped at the scene and the driver was cooperative with the investigation. That driver was not injured. The driver has been identified as 55-year-old, Larry R. Gudgel of Olathe. Troopers say Gudgel was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured. Investigators transported Gudgel to the hospital for a routine post-accident blood draw. No citations have been issued following the accident.

Accident scene at 5:00 a.m..
Photo from Kansas City Scout
The Lenexa Fire Department remained on the scene to assist Police with traffic control. Police had southbound traffic restricted to just one lane as they investigated.

The Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate why Polidore was walking in the roadway.

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