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Sunday crash in Lyon County kills Missouri man

A Kansas City, Missouri man is dead after a Sunday afternoon crash just east of Emporia on I-35.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash happened near the northbound exit at mile marker 135.

Thirty-six-year-old Jimmy Lee Coleman was driving his 2004 Acura TL at a high rate of speed just before 1:30 p.m. and leaving the highway when he lost control of the vehicle.

The Acura traveled through the ditch, vaulted approximately 20 feet, and landed upright in the ditch.

The Acura continued through the ditch and struck the ditch for Road R1. The car then flipped end over end and landed upside down in the East ditch of R1.


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