Person killed in crash was Lawrence man, 33

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The driver who was killed in a crash early Sunday was Michael Travis “Gibby” Gibbons, 33, of Lawrence.

Lawrence police said they were dispatched to a vehicle crashed into a light pole around 2:15 a.m. Sunday at 31st Street and Atchison Avenue.


Officers found that a vehicle had collided with a light pole on the northwest corner of the intersection, Major Trent McKinley said via email Sunday. The vehicle was heavily damaged and power lines were down as a result of the crash.

Officers and paramedics attempted to render aid; however, they determined that Gibbons was dead at the scene, McKinley said.

There was no one else in Gibbons’ vehicle, police said. The incident remained under investigation as of Tuesday afternoon.

An obituary for Gibbons states that he most recently lived in Ottawa and was a former Lawrence resident.

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