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UPDATE: Driver In Fatal Crash Identified

KSAL Staff - February 8, 2016 7:20 am

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A Salina man was killed in a  single vehicle crash early Monday morning.

According to Salina Police, 24-year-old Carlos Manuel Luna-Diaz was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on 9th Street. In the 5-Corners area at 9th a Pacific he lost control, locked up the brakes, and crashed into a power pole.

Luna-Diaz was partially ejected, and was killed in the crash.

The pole and attached overhead lines were damaged, and caused a short power outage.

The crash, which happened at around 12:40 in the morning, is still under investigation. Police say that speed was a factor.

ORIGINAL: Salina Police are wrapping up traffic control after a fatality in a single vehicle crash early Monday morning.

Police say the driver of a vehicle struck a power pole in the 5-Corners area at 9th a Pacific around 12:40am.

Some power outages were reported in the area.

Police have now reopened the area for traffic.

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