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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Police identify men killed in Saturday crash

Posted: October 6, 2012 - 5:59am
Updated: October 9, 2012 - 1:24am

Overland Park's traffic unit is investigating after a two vehicle crash killed two men Saturday morning.

Dispatchers say the accident was reported around 5:40 Saturday morning at the intersection of 103rd Street and Nall Avenue.

First fire crews arrived on the scene to report two vehicles involved and one had rolled onto its side. Police reported both vehicles would require extrication. A fire crew reported one vehicle would require extensive extrication.

Police say a Ford F-250 pickup truck was southbound on Nall Avenue when it ran a red light and struck a Buick passenger car which was traveling westbound on 103rd Street. The collision caused the pickup truck to roll onto its side.

Authorities have identified the driver of the Ford F-250 as, 49-year-old, Wayne A. Willeford of Prairie Village and the driver of the Buick as, 77-year-old, William G. Pennington of Overland Park.

Willeford was pronounced deceased at the scene, while Pennington was transported to an area hospital where he died a short time later, according to Overland Park Police.

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