3 killed after car crash on Kansas Turnpike south of Topeka

by SpeedLux
Kansas Highway Patrol

Three people were killed on Saturday morning after a crash along the Kansas Turnpike in Topeka, Kansas.

Officials issued an alert at 9:15 a.m. about the crash in the southbound lanes at mile marker 172. The location is just south of Topeka, close to the SW 69th St. overpass.

Officials said a call came in at 9:08 a.m. reporting a two-vehicle crash between a semi-truck and a mini-van.

There were five occupants in the van, and as of 1:00 p.m., three juveniles have been confirmed dead.

The driver and another juvenile passenger in the van were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Just after 2:30 p.m., the southbound lanes were resumed.

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