WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Two people died following a crash on westbound Kellogg Tuesday morning.
They have been identified as 37-year-old Brandon White, of Wichita, and 60-year-old Rayburn Langston, of Wichita.
The crash happened on westbound Kellogg between Edwards and West Street just after 9 a.m. It involved two pickups.
According to the Wichita Police Department, 911 received multiple calls about a driver headed the wrong way on Kellogg. An initial caller reported they saw a brown pick-up truck traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on Kellogg from I-235. A second 911 call was made concerning the same truck that had struck another pickup.
Wichita police officers arrived on the scene and located five cars involved in the crash, and two injured drivers, identified as White and Rayburn.
White was pronounced dead at the scene. Rayburn was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
“What we know was the brown-colored truck was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes, bounced off a couple of cars, and then went head-on into the white truck,” said Lt. Joe Kennedy, Wichita Police Department.
Investigators learned that White was eastbound in the westbound lanes of Kellogg in the brown pickup, driving in the center lane, when he sideswiped a taxi that was traveling westbound. This caused the cab to strike a utility vehicle. Neither the cab driver nor the utility vehicle driver was injured.
The brown pickup then went into the center lane and struck the white pickup, driven by Rayburn, head-on. This caused the white pickup truck to spin and hit a delivery truck. The delivery driver was uninjured.
According to Wichita police, numerous witnesses were contacted and interviewed at the scene.
The department’s critical accident team is further investigating the crash. If anyone has information about the incident, WPD encourages you to contact WPD detectives at 316-350-3672.
Westbound Kellogg was closed from Seneca to West Street until 3:30 p.m.