Police have yet to determine the cause — and whether alcohol was a factor — in an early-morning accident near Kansas University on Friday that killed a Lawrence High School graduate.
Adrian J. Garcia, 33, died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Crescent and Spencer streets, which is several blocks west of KU’s Chi Omega Fountain.
Garcia was in a vehicle that struck a utility pole shorty after midnight, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. Garcia and another person in the vehicle — 26-year-old Lawrence man Victor P. Del Campo — fled the scene. Police located Del Campo and Garcia, who was badly injured and later died at the hospital.
Del Campo — who was detained and questioned by police, but not arrested — wasn’t injured during the accident, McKinley said. Police are continuing to investigate the accident, including who was driving the vehicle and whether the driver was impaired, McKinley said.
Garcia was a member of the Lawrence High School football team from 1995 to 1997.