18-year-old killed in racing crash in East Wichita

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Published: Mar. 21, 2021 at 1:59 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita Police Department is investigating a deadly crash Saturday near Central and Greenwich which killed 18-year-old Brennan Peshek of Wichita.

Police say Peshek was driving a 2005 yellow Ford Mustang and was racing a 19-year-old male driving a 2007 silver Pontiac Grand Prix south on Greenwich. Authorities say Peshek hit a curb, tree and pole after the lane he was driving in ended.

When officers arrived, they located Peshek in critical condition. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

While investigating the crash, police say a 28 year-old man driving a 2000 blue Ford F-250 hit two WPD vehicles. An officer who was helping block traffic tried to get the truck driver’s attention but he was going at a high rate of speed. The collision caused the truck to overturn. The 28-year-old man and a 35-year-old female passenger inside the truck received minor injuries. No officers were injured. Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the truck crash.

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