Trucking Company and Driver Identified in Overland Park Hit-and-Run Case

The Overland Park Police Department has made significant progress in the ongoing investigation of Monday’s fatal hit-and-run crash. The trucking company and driver involved in the incident have been identified and contacted by the authorities.

On October 9, Overland Park police received a report of an injury crash on the eastbound side of I-435 near the Metcalf exit. Further investigation revealed that the incident was a hit-and-run. Tragically, 50-year-old George Abasta was found dead at the scene.

The vehicle responsible for the collision is described as a semi-truck with a white color and a silver tank. After the incident, the truck pulled over and stopped on the westbound side of I-435, close to Antioch Rd. Following a brief hiatus, the driver resumed their journey, heading westbound on I-435 before eventually exiting onto southbound I-35.

Overland Park Police are currently utilizing camera footage to track the movements of the truck and gather additional evidence. The trucking company and the driver involved in the hit-and-run are cooperating fully with the investigation.

The identification of the trucking company and driver marks a significant breakthrough in the case, bringing the police one step closer to finding justice for George Abasta and his family. As the investigation continues, the Overland Park Police Department remains committed to uncovering the truth and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.


Q: What information has been uncovered regarding the hit-and-run crash in Overland Park?
A: The Overland Park Police Department has identified and contacted the trucking company and driver involved in the fatal hit-and-run collision.

Q: What did the authorities determine about the incident?
A: George Abasta, aged 50, was tragically found dead at the scene of the crash.

Q: What details are available about the vehicle responsible for the hit-and-run?
A: The vehicle involved in the incident is described as a white semi-truck with a silver tank.

Q: Are the trucking company and driver cooperating with the investigation?
A: Yes, both the trucking company and driver are fully cooperating with the authorities in their ongoing investigation.