UPDATE: TPD identifies woman killed in ‘deadly accident’ in central Topeka


TOPEKA (KSNT) — An investigation into a death near the intersection of 9th and MacVicar Wednesday evening is continuing. Police said they responded to a report of a car hitting a pedestrian just after 5:30 p.m.

The Topeka Police Department identified the woman killed as Gretchen R. Cabrera, 42, of Topeka. She was identified Thursday morning by authorities.

When officers arrived, they found one person in the road who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for the TPD said the Topeka Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team was on the scene conducting the investigation.

An officer with the TPD told KSNT they aren’t investigating this as a hit-and-run for right now. They believed everyone was accounted for at the time of the incident.

Police initially asked drivers to avoid the area near MacVicar Avenue between 9th and 10th.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm