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Lenexa man convicted in 2022 deadly head-on crash in Overland Park

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Posted at 2:42 PM, May 15, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lenexa man was convicted Wednesday for his role in a 2022 deadly crash that killed an Independence man on Interstate 435 in Overland Park.

Matthew J. Ryan was convicted of reckless second-degree murder in the death of Karl Wurtenberger.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2022.

An investigation revealed Ryan was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-435 when he struck Wurtenberger head-on.

Ryan will be sentenced July 17, 2024.