KHP identifies victim in deadly Shawnee County crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified 67-year-old Thomas E. Prescott, of Topeka, as the victim in a deadly crash on K4 Highway, near NE 31st Street. That’s at the Shawnee and Jefferson County line.

The crash happened around 4:40, Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say 37-year-old Henry C. Carey, Jr., of Topeka, was traveling south on K4 when he attempted to pass two slower vehicles to avoid a rear-end collision. They say that’s when he struck a vehicle headed north on K4, driven by Prescott.

Prescott was pronounced dead at the scene. Carey was taken to Stormont Vail Hospital, with minor injuries.

The crash happened just northwest of the location where two people were killed and three injured in a two-vehicle crash on Friday.

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