Woman Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Topeka

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Topeka, KAN. (WIBW) -- Topeka Police are investigating a pedestrian's death as the city's sixth homicide.(VIDEO INCLUDED)


Topeka police were called just before 9 p.m. Sunday to the 1500 block of S.E. 22nd on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

The pedestrian has been identified as Robin Nicholson, 52, of Topeka. Nicholson died after she was taken to a Topeka hospital.

Witnesses say she was trying to catch a stray dog when she was hit by an SUV.

A witness reported the vehicle was a white, boxy SUV driven by a black male wearing glasses. They say the vehicle sped off westbound on S.E. 22nd St. after it hit Nicholson.

A reconstruction team with the Topeka Police Department was on scene around 9:30 p.m. Detectives, the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office and members from the Crime Scene Investigation Unit are also on scene investigating.

Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007

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