TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 17-year-old Washburn Rural High School student was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a single vehicle accident.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident around 7:30 in the 5200 block of SW 69th Street, just east of Wanamaker involving a 1996 Ford Truck.
The Sheriff’s Office tells KSNT News the truck, driven by Levi D. Towns, of Topeka, was traveling westbound when the vehicle left the road and entered a ditch, striking a tree.
The 17-year-old was extricated from the vehicle and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
He was wearing a seatbelt.
The accident is still under investigation.
KSNT News will update as additional information becomes available.