Second person in Sixth St. bridge crash pronounced dead

The passenger in a fatal crash that led a car to go over the Sixth St. bridge onto I-70 that killed the driver has also been pronounced dead.
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 10:47 AM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The second person in a car that went over the Sixth St. bridge onto I-70 has been pronounced dead.

On Monday morning, Dec. 5, the Topeka Police Department announced the person passed away at the hospital.

TPD noted positive identification of both the driver and passenger had not been made yet. Officials are awaiting results from the Coroner’s office to make those identifications.

Just before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, emergency crews were called to the area of I-70 and Sixth St. with reports of an accident. Officials told 13 NEWS that a car headed west on Sixth St. had hit a semi-truck headed northbound on Madison and drove over the bridge onto westbound I-70. This area of westbound I-70 had been shut down due to construction in the area that day.

One person in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. 13 NEWS crews at the scene observed the entire top half of the vehicle had been missing.

Residents had been asked to avoid the area of SE 6th and Madison, as well as westbound I-70 at 10th St. around 2:30 p.m. The roadway was reopened just before 4:50 a.m. on Monday.