WICHITA (AP) – Investigators are checking whether a classic car had mechanical problems before it slammed into a northwest Wichita house, killing the driver.
KAKE-TV reports that police on Friday identified the driver as 84-year-old Murvall “Gene” Dick. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Thursday afternoon.
Dick was at the wheel of a 1941 Packard convertible when it veered off a residential street and crashed into a home. A friend who was following in another classic car told police he saw the Packard accelerate suddenly before it went out of control.
No one else was injured.