Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Washburn Rural Student Dies after Crash Miles from School

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Washburn Rural Student Dies after Crash Miles from School

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A 17-year-old Washburn Rural High School student died Tuesday afternoon after the car in which he was riding crashed at S.W. 61st and Auburn Road.

Shawnee County sheriff's Sgt. Brad Jones said the teenager, whose name wasn't released because of his age, died at a hospital. He was the passenger in a dark blue Ford Mustang driven by his stepbrother, Andrew Slack, 19.

Jones said Slack was taken to The University of Kansas Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The 2001 Mustang collided with a silver 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by Mary Rickel, 61, about 3 p.m. at the intersection, which is less than 3 miles from the school.

"The first officers who arrived found three vehicles that had been damaged as a result of this pretty traumatic crash," Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones said.

He said the impact of the collision between the Impala and the Mustang pushed the cars into a stationary 2002 Green Jeep Liberty. …

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