A Lawrence man who got out of his vehicle after hitting a deer was struck and killed Sunday on Interstate 35.
The victim was identified as Travis M. Sanders, 23, according to a preliminary report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Sanders was traveling northbound on I-35 when he hit a deer shortly after 7 p.m. near milepost 163, in Osage County, the patrol reported. He exited his disabled vehicle, leaving it partially in the left lane and partially in the median.
An SUV driven by a 21-year-old Leawood man attempted to avoid the disabled vehicle by driving into the median but struck Sanders, who died at the scene, according to the patrol’s report. The driver of that vehicle, as well as his 22-year-old female passenger, were not injured.