Investigation Continues into Heartland Park Fatal Accident

Topeka Police are continuing to investigate a Sunday afternoon fatality accident.

At 4:30 p.m., Topeka Police responded to Heartland Park, 7530 SW Topeka, reference a vehicle accident that occurred in the parking lot.

A pick-up was leaving the parking area in a southwesterly direction, when it went on to the gravel portion of the road where four people were walking, striking two people.

Judy K. Brewster, 55, Muskogee, Okla., was transported by AMR to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. She later died at the hospital.

James C. Jenkins, 52, Muskogee, Okla., was life-flighted to a Kansas City area hospital with injuries considered to be life-threatening. His condition remains life-threatening as of Monday evening.

James Weiland, 63, Truesdale, Iowa, who was the driver of the pick-up was not injured, nor was his passenger, Marla Bechtel, 60, Alta, Iowa.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, though at this time alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Accident Reconstruction is investigating the accident and asks anyone who may have information on the accident to please call Accident Reconstruction at 368-9227 or 368-9584.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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