UPDATE: Fatal accident in downtown Topeka

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UPDATE: Topeka police have identified the man killed in the crash as Brad L. Shipps, 50, of Tecumseh.

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department is investigating a fatal crash near the Ramada Inn in Downtown Topeka.

Topeka police confirmed a vehicle was traveling westbound on 6th Avenue when it crashed into the front lawn of a business.

The crash occurred at 6:30 a.m.

Officers who arrived at the scene found the only occupant of the car, a male, was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motorists should avoid the area near SE 6th Ave. and SE Madison Street and SE Jefferson Street.

The roads in the area may be closed for some time according to law enforcement.

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