I-70 and Wanamaker pedestrian fatal accident was suicide

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Around 6:20 Thursday morning, Topeka Police officers responded to a report of a Semi/pedestrian accident on Eastbound I-70 at Wanamaker.

They located a male victim with life threatening injuries on the scene.   AMR and the Topeka Fire Department responded to assist and the victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim, an 18-year old Topeka man was northbound on foot when he stepped in front of the Semi which was headed eastbound on I-70. Through the investigation, it was determined that this was a suicide and not an accident. The name of the victim is being withheld.

The Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to call Detectives at (785) 368-9400, Police Dispatch at (785) 368-9200,or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

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