WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Syracuse teenager was killed in a crash early Sunday. It happened on U.S. Highway 50, about four miles west of town, just after 2 a.m.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Nissan Altima, driven by 18-year-old Ronny A. Gavarrete, was eastbound on U.S. 50.
The KHP report says his vehicle crossed the centerline and left the road to the north. The vehicle went over a guardrail, struck a cement retaining wall of the bridge and came to rest in a ditch. The car caught fire.
Gavarrete was pronounced dead at the scene. The KHP report says he was wearing a seat belt.