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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Man killed in single car accident identified

Posted: September 5, 2013 - 4:17pm
Updated: September 6, 2013 - 11:04am


Shawnee Police have identified the driver as James Katajwa, 26, of Shawnee.

Major Bill Hisle says, "Katajwa was westbound on 75th Street just east of Nieman Road when his car left the roadway, hit a light pole, and flipped. Katajwa was pronounced dead at the scene."

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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Shawnee Police are investigating after a man was killed in a single vehicle rollover accident Thursday afternoon.

The accident was reported just before 3:10 p.m., on the northeast corner of 75th Street and Nieman Road. Police arrived to find the vehicle on its top in front of the former, VIP Car Wash.

Firefighters worked for about 15 minutes to extricate the driver from the wreckage.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and has only been identified as an adult male.

The Lenexa Fire Department also responded and assisted the Shawnee Fire Department at the scene.

Shawnee Police Department Major Bill Hisle says the cause of the accident is under investigation by the department's Traffic Safety Unit.

Maj. Hisle also urged the public to avoid the intersection through the rush hour as the investigation continued.

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