Jul 26, 2021 2:21 PM

Update: Police arrest driver, ID Kan. man who died in crash

Posted Jul 26, 2021 2:21 PM
Cesar Roberto Carreto-Orozco
Cesar Roberto Carreto-Orozco

SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal weekend crash have identified the victim as Erasmo C. Ramirez Soto, 37 of Topeka.

Just after 3:30a.m. Saturday, July 24 at around responded to a single vehicle crash near the intersection of SE 29th Street and SE Adams Street, according to police spokesperson Gretchen Spiker.

Responding officers located a single passenger identified as Ramirez Soto suffering from serious injuries. Officers attempted life-saving measures and American Medical Response personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Ramirez Soto deceased at the scene. 

The driver of the vehicle, Cesar R. Carreto-Orozco, 39 of Topeka was located nearby the crash scene and was uninjured. As a result of the investigation police arrested Carreto-Orozco on requested charges of Involuntary manslaughter; While under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Improper Driving On Laned Roadway and Operate a motor vehicle without a valid license, according to Spiker.


SHAWNEE COUNTY— A Kansas man was arrested after a fatal weekend crash in Topeka.  One person died in the crash that happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at 29th and Adams, according to Police Lt. Joe Perry.

According to the Shawnee County Detention Center booking records 39-year-old Cesar Roberto Carreto-Orozco was  being held on a requested charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, driving without a license and improper driving on a laned road. He was booked Saturday and held without bond.

Police have not released the name of the victim.