Skid loader fatality crash
Two Topeka residents, a father and young son, died in an accident involving a skid loader Tuesday evening on the west side of Perry Lake about 6 miles east of Meriden.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the piece of construction equipment, a 1980 Case skid loader, tipped forward, ejected both occupants and rolled over. The accident report identified the two victims as Michael A. Fawl, 28, and Michael H. Fawl, 5.
The man was taken to a Topeka hospital where he later died, while the boy was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.
The accident occurred on West Shore Road North, which is just west of Yacht Club Drive.
Neither crash victim wore a seat belt.