2 Seaman High School students injured in crash on NE 46th Street

Photo Courtesy: Shawnee County Sheriff's Office

TOPEKA, Kan. – Two Seaman High School students have injuries after a crash in northeast Shawnee County closed the eastbound and westbound lanes of NE 46th Street near Meriden Road Wednesday morning.

The crash was reported just after 7:45 a.m. involving a dump truck and a white Nissan Altima east of Topeka Boulevard.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says the Nissan was driving westbound on NE 46th St. and the dump truck with a trailer carrying a backhoe was driving east and attempted to turn north on NE Merident Road.  The dump truck failed to yield the right of way causing the Nissan to strike the trailer.

Officials tell KSNT News a 14-year-old male Seaman High School student, identified as Cain A. Driskell, of Topeka, and a 17-year-old Seaman High school student, identified as Michaela K. Driskell, of Topeka were in the Nissan. Cain was reported to have serious injuries believed to be non-life threatening. Michaela was reported to have minor injuries.

The driver of the dump truck, identified as Lonis A. Hards, 69, of Topeka was not injured.

The road reopened around 9:30 a.m.

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