17-year-old killed in crash near 39th & Rock identified

Scene of a crash near 39th and Rock.
Scene of a crash near 39th and Rock.(KWCH)
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 12:14 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update 11:30 May 24: The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office identified 17-year-old Julio Alsidez as the teen killed in Tuesday night’s crash.

Alsidez had just graduated from Derby High School.

Alsidez was driving northbound in a Subaru Horizon when the vehicle left the road and struck a row of trees. His family found him by locating his phone, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Update May 24: A 16-year-old died in Tuesday night’s crash.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department said a family member of the victim discovered the wreckage and called 911. The vehicle was found in a heavily wooded area just off the side of the road.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle.

One person died from their injuries in a late Tuesday-night crash that prompted a heavy emergency response and a main road closure in southeast Wichita.

Following the crash reported about 11:40 p.m. near 39th Street South and Rock Road, emergency crews shut down Rock Road in both directions. 12 News sent a photojournalist to gather further information on what led up to the crash.