SHAWNEE, Kan. — A teenager is in custody following a deadly crash in Shawnee on Mother’s Day.
Shawnee police said the 17-year-old is from Shawnee, and the Johnson County District Attorney is reviewing the case to determine if the teenager should be charged.
Police took the teenager into custody after responding to the deadly crash at Blackfish Parkway and Lackman Road around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Shawnee police said based on the amount of damage officers saw, this was not a slow speed crash. But the traffic safety unit will continue to investigate to find out exactly how fast the vehicles were traveling.
At this point in the investigation, police could not confirm if the 17-year-old driver was impaired, but officers at the scene administered a sobriety test, according to police.
Investigators said 71-year-old Leland R. Scott of Shawnee died in the crash. A 69-year-old passenger who was injured in the crash remains hospitalized with critical injuries.
No one else was injured in the crash, according to police.