Woman takes her own life during Wed. night traffic stop outside Emporia

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Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 7:08 AM CST
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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - One person was in custody after Lyon County sheriff’s deputies discovered a dead woman in a vehicle during a “check welfare” call late Wednesday west of Emporia, according to KVOE Radio.

Lyon County sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Stump told KVOE that deputies responded shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to US-50 highway west of Emporia to check the welfare of two adults and two small children inside a vehicle.

Deputies found the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop between Road F and Americus Road, about a mile west of Emporia.

KVOE reports the driver left the vehicle. As that person did so, deputies heard a sound inside the vehicle and found a woman dead inside.

Later Thursday, officials identified the woman as Megan Triplett, 33, of Newton.

They say she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

KVOE said the driver, Mario Solis, 28, of Newton, was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, and for traffic offenses.

The children who were inside the vehicle were unharmed and were taken into protective custody.

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