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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Shawnee Mission West Junior killed in crossover crash

Posted: November 5, 2013 - 10:17pm
Updated: November 6, 2013 - 1:45am

Houston St. John, 17
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A crossover accident on Interstate 435 near Lackman Road in Lenexa took the life of a Shawnee Mission West High School Junior on Tuesday afternoon.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. when, 17-year-old, Houston St. John was traveling eastbound on Interstate 435 when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving, a 2006 Pontiac G6. The vehicle spun out and crossed the median into the westbound lanes of the interstate when it was struck, in the driver's door, by a westbound 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. The driver of the Dodge truck, a 62-year-old Leavenworth, Kansas man, sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

Troopers say both drivers were wearing seat belts and both vehicles were heavily damaged.

St. John's friends tell Operation 100 News that he enjoyed participating in musicals and other performing arts at Shawnee Mission West, YouTube video below. He also played on the football team in the past as a middle linebacker and wore the number 57.

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