The truck driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Overland Park has been identified and contacted by the police. The trucking company has also been identified and is cooperating with the investigation. The victim was found lying on the highway and was declared deceased despite CPR attempts. The investigation is ongoing.
The Overland Park Police Department has identified and contacted the truck driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that took the life of an Olathe man on Monday. The incident occurred on Interstate 435 in Overland Park, Kansas.
The trucking company involved in the crash has also been identified and contacted by officials. Both the driver and the company are fully cooperating with the investigation, according to a spokesperson from the Overland Park Police Department.
The crash occurred around 1 a.m. on October 9, on the eastbound side of I-435, just before Metcalf. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered George G. Abasta, a 50-year-old man from Olathe, lying on the westbound side of the highway. Despite their efforts to administer CPR, Abasta was pronounced dead by medical personnel.
Initially, the police department sought the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the semi-truck involved in the hit-and-run. The department expressed gratitude for the tips received and announced that the trucker has now been identified.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, according to the Kansas City Police Department.
If you have any information about this crime, you can contact your local police department directly. However, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), submit the tip online, or use the free mobile app at P3Tips.com. Depending on the information provided, the hotline may offer a cash reward.
For more detailed information and data on homicides in the Kansas City area, you can access the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Additionally, you can read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy by visiting the provided link.
The Overland Park Police Department is working diligently to bring justice to the victim and their family, and the cooperation of the truck driver and company is a positive step in the investigation..