Police identify man killed in rollover crash in SE Wichita

Published: May. 20, 2020 at 8:43 PM CDT
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Update Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Wichita Police Department identifies the man killed in Wednesday night's rollover crash near Pawnee and Woodlawn as 55-year-old Joseph Cenicola. Police say a second man, 57-year-old James Cenicola suffered severe injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Police say James Cenicola was found about 100 feet from the truck. They say "it appeared both occupants of the pickup were ejected during the rollover."

"At this time, the accident is still under investigation, but it appears speed and alcohol were possible factors in the accident," police say.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Update 9:15 p.m.

A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor confirms one of two people injured in a Wednesday night crash near Pawnee and Woodlawn has died from their injuries.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies say witnesses saw a pickup go through the intersection of Pawnee and Woodlawn at a high rate of speed. They say the pickup's driver couldn't maneuver the turn and the truck rolled and hit a utility pole.

The sheriff's office says two men were inside the truck and both were ejected from the vehicle. The truck involved in the crash wound up in a ditch near the Kansas Turnpike.


Two people suffer critical injuries in a Wednesday night crash reported near Pawnee and Woodlawn, near the Kansas Turnpike in southeast Wichita.

Sedgwick County dispatch says one person injured in the crash, reported about 8:15 p.m., was unresponsive. Westbound Pawnee is closed at Woodlawn.

Eyewitness News sent a crew to the scene to gather further information. Look for live updates on Eyewitness News at 9 and 10.

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