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2 dead, 3 injured on Kansas Turnpike near Topeka

Associated Press - September 14, 2014 9:11 pm

Kansas Turnpike Authority officials say they are keeping a close eye on traffic between Kansas City and Lawrence out of concern that the recently completed South Lawrence Trafficway could take revenue away from the Turnpike.

Authorities say two people have been killed and three injured in a single-vehicle crash on the Kansas Turnpike west of Topeka.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that a sport utility vehicle driving from Omaha, Nebraska, rolled Saturday night near a highway exit. Turnpike officials said the vehicle was turning too fast while exiting the highway.

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Janetta-Marie Niesha Godbolt and 20-year-old Arthur L Godbolt Jr. Three other occupants of the vehicle were taken to a hospital, but their conditions weren’t immediately available.