Overland Park's first fatality accident of 2011 occurred overnight. At 1:56 am, Overland Park Officers responded to a one-car accident on southbound US 69 Highway between College Blvd. and 119th St. Officers determined a 2003 Volkswagen GTI had been traveling southbound on US 69 when it veered off of the roadway, traveled across the right shoulder, and struck a pole.
The driver, a 27 year-old man, was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The driver was not wearing his seat belt.
In 2010, Overland Park Police Department investigated seven fatality accidents.