Police Identify Teens in Fiery Crash

TOPEKA, Kan. - At 6:35 Monday morning Topeka Police officers responded to Highway 24 & Goodyear reference a single car injury accident.

The vehicle, a White Olds Alero 4 Door, occupied by three males, was traveling west on 24 Highway when it left the roadway on the north side, striking the guard rail, police said.

Officials say the driver lost control of the vehicle, as it went southbound across the westbound lanes, striking the guard rail and bridge on the south side of the roadway at Goodyear. The vehicle came to rest in the middle of the bridge on the westbound lanes.

One of the occupants was ejected from the vehicle, police say. The vehicle caught on fire. The other two males were trapped in the vehicle and were extricated by citizens witnessing the accident.

All three subjects were transported by AMR to Stormont Vail hospital with serious injuries.

Topeka Police identified the males Tuesday as Cameron Warner, 16, Alexander Olliso, 15, and Sterling Wilkins, 16.

Kansas Highway Patrol and Shawnee County Sheriff assisted TPD at the scene.

The Topeka Police Accident Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene to determine the cause of the accident. Speed could have been a factor that led to the accident. The Reconstruction Unit is still investigating to determine who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

KDOT was notified to inspect guard rail and bridge damage. KDOT advises that 24 highway will most likely be limited to one lane westbound for a few days to repair the guard rails.

Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Sgt. Don O’Dell with the Accident Reconstruction Team at 368-9551.

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