Police investigating head-on collision in Topeka that killed Lawrence man

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The red marker denotes NE River Road just north of the Sardou Bridge in Topeka.

A Lawrence man died after a head-on collision Sunday in Topeka.

A Capitol Police officer located a crash involving two vehicles around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of Northeast River Road, which is just north of the Sardou Bridge in northeast Topeka, according to a release from the Topeka Police Department.

Both drivers were initially taken from the scene by ambulance to area hospitals. David Neely, 76, of Lawrence, was in critical condition and later died from his injuries, according to the release. No information was provided about the other driver.

An accident reconstruction unit is investigating the circumstances around the fatal crash. Anyone with information is encouraged to email telltpd@topeka.org or contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007. You can also make anonymous tips online at www.p3tips.com/128.


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