Carbondale teen killed in DUI collision

His court date scheduled for June 1.
Published: Feb. 18, 2023 at 10:27 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Scranton man is in custody after a head-on collision on Hwy. 75 killed a Carbondale teen.

Officials were called just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 on reports of an accident just north of 97th street on the southbound lanes of Hwy. 75 in Shawnee Co.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), Anthony Tugwell, 40, of Scranton, was driving north in the southbound lanes on the highway when he struck a second vehicle head-on.

The driver of the second vehicle, Alyssa Lee, 16, of Carbondale, was transported to Stormont Vail hospital, but died as a result of her injuries. Alyssa’s parents say the teen was a junior at Santa Fe Trail High School.

Photo of Alyssa Lee courtesy of the Lee family.
Photo of Alyssa Lee courtesy of the Lee family.(Lee Family)

Tugwell was booked into the Shawnee Co. Department of Corrections for aggravated battery, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving in the opposite direction on a divided highway. His bond is set at $50,000.

His court date scheduled for June 1.