Updated: February 25, 2013 - 5:48am
Prairie Village Police are investigating what caused a single vehicle accident this morning.
Police and fire crews were called to the 6700 block of Roe Avenue around 2:10 a.m.. Mission Police had been checking the area following reports of a suspicious vehicle in their city and were first to arrive at the crash scene. Officers reported that the driver appeared to be unresponsive.
Johnson County Med-Act and Consolidated Fire District No. 2 arrived on the scene to report the accident involved one vehicle which was heavily damaged in a front yard. Crews pronounced the male driver dead at the scene a short time later.
Police say the vehicle, a white Suzuki Forenza, was traveling southbound on Roe Avenue when the driver lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree.
Officers are also investigating the possibility that the crashed vehicle is the same one that Roeland Park and Mission officers were looking for following a report of a suspicious vehicle near 51st Street and Roe Boulevard. There are also reports that the vehicle may be stolen.
The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit is assisting with the crash investigation.
Prairie Village Police dispatchers say that Roe Avenue remains closed as the investigation continues.
No other details were immediately available.
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