A 33-year-old Topeka man died following a single vehicle accident west of the Chi Omega fountain, at the intersection of Crescent and Spencer streets.
According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley, Adrian J. Garcia died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following the accident, which was shortly after midnight.
Garcia was in a vehicle that struck a utility pole. Garcia and another person in the vehicle then fled the scene. Police located the other person and Garcia, who was badly injured and later died at the hospital.
The other person in the vehicle did not require medical attention, McKinley said.
Garcia was a member of the Lawrence High School football team from 1995-1997.