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.