Northwest Wichita crash claims life of teenager

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A Wichita teen is dead in an overnight crash in the northwest part of the city.

It happened just before 1 Sunday morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 17-year-old Santiago Gomez. He was traveling southbound on I-235 near Meridian when his vehicle left the roadway. Gomez overcorrected, lost control and the vehicle slid off the highway and struck a bridge pillar. The KHP reports he was not wearing a seat belt.

Gomez was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

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