Jan 22, 2020 10:00 AM

Kansas woman dies after car flips upside down into creek

Posted Jan 22, 2020 10:00 AM
First responders near Tuesday's fatal crash scene -photo courtesy WIBW TV
First responders near Tuesday's fatal crash scene -photo courtesy WIBW TV

SHAWNEE COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 2p.m. Tuesday in Shawnee County.

The Kansa Highway Patrol reported a 2018 BMW X 2 Series driven by Susan E.  Lenoir, 76, Topeka, was northbound on U.S. 75 one half mile south of 35th Street in Topeka.

The car left the roadway to the right, struck a road sign and drove into Soldier's Creek. Vehicle flipped upside down in Soldier's Creek and was submerged in water.

 Lenoir was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Coroners office in Topeka. She was properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP. 

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Jan 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Social media tip leads to Kan. woman's arrest for counterfeit cash, drugs
Lopez photo Cowley Co.

COWLEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas woman on drug and additional charges after a tip on social media.

On December 28, police took a report regarding a theft by shoplifting that had occurred earlier that day at the Walmart Supercenter, located at 2701 N. Summit Street in Arkansas City, according to a media release.

Through an anonymous tip via social media, Reyna Maria, 33, was identified as a possible suspect in the case.

On January 20, police located Lopez at a residence in the 200 block of East Birch Avenue after locating a vehicle belonging to her in that neighborhood. The vehicle, a gold 2000 Dodge Stratus, contained drug paraphernalia within plain sight of officers.

After they gained consent to search the vehicle, police also located counterfeit money inside. Police arrested her on requested charges that include felony of possession of methamphetamine and two felony counts of counterfeiting currency as well as one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.

She was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $9,500 bond, according to the release.