Police identify Olathe man as driver killed in highway crash in Lenexa over weekend

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Lenexa Police have identified an Olathe man as the person killed in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning near the interchange of I-35 and I-435.

Lenexa Police officers responded to a reported injury crash and car fire at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the 10600 block of Pflumm Road, according to a statement released Monday.

Investigators say the car being driven by Harold Berry III was traveling on the ramp from northbound I-35 to eastbound I-435 when it left the roadway and came to rest on Pflumm.

Passersby reportedly pulled Berry from the vehicle.

A police statement said Berry was the sole occupant of the car. He was taken to a local hospital by Johnson County Med-Act abd died a few hours later from his injuries, according to Lenexa Police.

This crash remains under investigation.

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Leah Wankum
Leah Wankum

Hi there! I’m Leah Wankum, and I’m the Post’s Deputy Editor. I’m thrilled to call Johnson County home, and I’m deeply committed to the Post’s philosophy that an informed community is a strong community.

I’m a native of mid-Missouri, and attended high school in Jefferson City before going on to the University of Central Missouri, where I earned a master’s degree in mass communication.

Prior to joining the Post as a reporter in 2018, I was the editor of the Richmond News in Ray County, Missouri. I’ve also written for several publications, including the Sedalia Democrat and KC Magazine.