JOHNSON COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — John W. Couch, of De Soto, Kansas, has been identified as the victim in an overnight fatal vehicle crash in Johnson County.

Couch, 56, was killed in a single-vehicle crash in De Soto early Wednesday morning.


According to reports, Couch was operating a vehicle in the 9800 block of Lexington Avenue in De Soto, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a guardrail and rolled over.

Couch was pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the wreck.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Johnson County is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas, on the border with Missouri. As of the 2020 census, the population was 609,863, making it the most populous county in Kansas. Its county seat is Olathe – Wikipedia.

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