Wichita man dead after rollover on Kansas Turnpike

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EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in the southbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike. 

It happened just after 3 p.m. Thursday about a mile south of the El Dorado exit. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the Ford Econoline left the roadway. The driver overcorrected. The van went back onto the highway and rolled several times. The vehicle landed in the ditch.

Bryan Garcia-Olvera, 22, of Wichita, died at the scene. The 29-year-old passenger was flown to a Wichita hospital in critical condition.

Traffic in the area was reduced down to one lane as the crews investigated the rollover. 

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