2 Topeka teens identified as victims of fatal 6th St. Bridge crash
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Both victims of the fatal 6th St. Bridge crash have been identified as Topeka teenagers.
The Topeka Police Department issued a news release Thursday, Dec. 8, stating Michael Tolan Jr., 16, and Eric Gonzales-Del Real, 18, were killed when the car they were in went off the 6th St. bridge onto I-70. Topeka Public Schools previously stated Gonzales-Del Real was a recent graduate of Highland Park High School, while Tolan was a student in the district.
TPD said their car hit a semi-truck and plummeted off the 6th St. bridge onto a closed portion of westbound I-70 on Dec. 4. One of the teens was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other passed away the next day.
TPD said it continues investigating the crash, including which teen was driving the car at the time of the crash.
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