Updated 4:10 p.m. | Preliminary police investigation has determined that a driver going westbound in a Chevrolet Impala "failed to negotiate a curve" and entered a ditch, according to an update from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
The vehicle struck a bridge pillar on the driver's as it left the road, according to the update.
Medics pronounced the driver dead at the scene.
Original story | The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened just outside of Lawrence.
It happened around 3:00 a.m. on the 23rd Street exit from westbound Kansas Highway 10.
One person was killed. They were the only person involved in the crash.
Anyone headed to Lawrence via K-19 is advised to use the Haskell Avenue exit while the 23rd Street exit is closed for the crash investigation.