One dead, one injured in pedestrian accident, I-70 re-opened to traffic

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One person has died and another is seriously injured in a multi-car accident on I-70 Thursday evening, according to the Topeka Police Department.

5:13 a.m.

Topeka police have reopened I-70 after hours of closure. There is no new information on victim at this time, according to a news release.

12:30 a.m.

Officers responded to the accident around 11:00 p.m. on eastbound I-70 near Gage where two pedestrians were hit on the highway. One pedestrian died on scene and another was injured. They were taken to Topeka’s Stormont Vail with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Officers have not reported the total number of cars involved in the accident at this time.

Topeka police are on scene in the early hours of Friday morning and have blocked eastbound I-70 traffic at the Gage exit to MacVicar, as well as part of southbound Highway 75, according to dispatchers.

The Topeka Police Department Reconstruction Team is on scene investigating. They ask drivers to avoid the area while they work and if you have any information, email or call Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

This is a developing story. KSNT News will update as more information becomes available.

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