WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has identified the victim of a fatal car crash north of Wichita Saturday morning as 23-year-old Damian Russell Conner from Whitewater.

According to the KHP, just before 11:40 a.m. Conner was driving a 2007 Nissan Altima southbound on Interstate 135.

Due to congested and heavy traffic, the KHP says cars were completely stopped on southbound I-135. One of the vehicles stopped, near the exit to 53rd Street, was a 2020 Freightliner Semi.

The KHP says Conner was traveling at highway speeds when he applied the brakes, but due to rain and slick road conditions, he did not stop in time. He ran into the back of the trailer.

Conner died as a result of the crash. His family tells KSNW he left behind a partner and two children, a 2-year-old and a 2-month old. They have established a GoFundMe to help cover expenses and help his children.