Jan 22, 2020 10:00 AM

Kansas woman dies after car flips upside down into creek

Posted Jan 22, 2020 10:00 AM
First responders near Tuesday's fatal crash scene -photo courtesy WIBW TV
First responders near Tuesday's fatal crash scene -photo courtesy WIBW TV

SHAWNEE COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 2p.m. Tuesday in Shawnee County.

The Kansa Highway Patrol reported a 2018 BMW X 2 Series driven by Susan E.  Lenoir, 76, Topeka, was northbound on U.S. 75 one half mile south of 35th Street in Topeka.

The car left the roadway to the right, struck a road sign and drove into Soldier's Creek. Vehicle flipped upside down in Soldier's Creek and was submerged in water.

 Lenoir was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Coroners office in Topeka. She was properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP. 

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The Latest: 16-year-old charged in SW Missouri shooting

BATTLEFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 16-year-old has been charged with shooting and wounding another teen over the weekend in southwest Missouri.

The Greene County Juvenile Office says the suspect is in custody and facing juvenile court charges that are equivalent to second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Greene County sheriff's Capt. Marc Staeger said Tuesday that the victim had been flown to an out-of-town hospital and was considered in critical condition.

No details have been released about what led up to the Sunday afternoon shooting in the town of Battlefield. The name of the suspect also wasn't released because of his age.


BATTLEFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one juvenile has shot and seriously injured another youth in southwest Missouri.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office reported that the shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Battlefield. The wounded juvenile was in stable condition as of Monday.

The sheriff's office said the suspect is in juvenile custody. No other information was immediately released, including the ages of the shooter and the victim.