17 year-old Nathaniel L. Trinkle of Olathe, Kansas, passed away as a result of a one-car accident that occurred on 7-14-12 on 143rd Street just west of Quivira Road.
According to witnesses, Nathaniel was in the front passenger’s seat hanging out the side window when the vehicle drifted off the side of the roadway striking a tree and a guardrail.
The Amigo was driven by a 17 year-old female, and also contained another 17 year-old female in the back seat. Both females were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
The Overland Park Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate the accident.
This is the second traffic fatality in the city during 2012. Last year there were a total of five fatalities.