Speed, wet roads and alcohol all were contributing factors in the wreck early Friday that killed two Tonganoxie men, according to a preliminary Lawrence Police report released this afternoon.
The report says early investigation of the wreck found the Ford Mustang driven by 21-year-old Jacob Wyrick was going at a "high rate of speed" on southbound Iowa Street shortly before it collided with a northbound tractor trailer near 21st Street.
The report also lists alcohol and the rain as contributing factors, but further details- such as a blood-alcohol level or the speed at which police believe Wyrick was driving - were not available Wednesday. Police still are working on a more detailed incident report.
Both Wyrick and his passenger, 21-year-old Ben Pickert, were wearing seat belts, according to the report.
Friends said the two men had planned to come to Lawrence that night to go to a local country bar, the Cadillac Ranch. The wreck happened shortly before 2 a.m.
Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer saw the Mustang spinning toward him and stopped in traffic to try to avoid a collision.