Victim of fatal traffic accident identified

Police have identified the victim of a fatal traffic accident on Thursday at South 40th and Wyandotte as Angelo Gage Deperalta, 14, a resident of Kansas City, Kansas.

According to Kansas City, Kansas, police, Deperalta was in a full-size sport utility vehicle that was northbound on South 40th Street on Thursday morning.

The vehicle attempted to stop, but slid into a parked dump truck on the west side of the street, then slid and hit a guard rail on the east side, police stated. The vehicle rolled onto the driver’s side and came to a stop.

Deperalta was ejected and sustained life-threatening injuries, later dying at the hospital, the spokesman stated.

There were three other juveniles, including another male and two females, in the SUV at the time of the accident. The other three had minor injuries.

It was raining at different times on Thursday morning.

The accident is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit – Critical Collision Response Team.

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