Feb 14, 2020 3:58 PM

Update: Sheriff IDs Kansas teen who died in head-on crash

Posted Feb 14, 2020 3:58 PM

SHAWNEE COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 1:30a.m. Friday in Shawnee County.

A Pontiac Grand Am driven by Hannah L. Blick, 18, Valley Falls, was eastbound in the 1600 Block of NE 46th Road, according to Shawnee County Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer. 

Pontiac crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Traverse driven by Bradyn J. Rottler, 21, of Topeka, head-on.

Fire crews extricated Blick from the Pontiac and American Medical Response transported her to a Topeka hospital.  She was pronounced dead by medical staff at the hospital, according to Shawnee County Sheriff's Sergeant Scott Wanamaker.

A private vehicle transported Rottler to a Topeka hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Blick was not wearing a seat belt, according to Stallbaumer.

The accident remains under investigation.

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SHAWNEE COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 1:30a.m. Friday in Shawnee County.

A vehicle was eastbound in the 1600 Block of NE 46th Road, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on, according to Shawnee County Sheriff's Sergeant Scott Wanamaker.

Both vehicles had only one occupant.  Fire crews extricated one driver from a vehicle and American Medical Response transported the driver to a Topeka hospital. That driver was pronounced dead by medical staff at the hospital, according to Wanamaker.  

A private vehicle transported the other driver to a Topeka hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The sheriff's department released no additional details including names of the drivers early Friday.

SHAWNEE COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 1:30a.m. Friday in Shawnee County.

A vehicle was eastbound in the 1600 Block of NE 46th Road, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on, according to Shawnee County Sheriff's Sergeant Scott Wanamaker.

Both vehicles had only one occupant.  Fire crews extricated one driver from a vehicle and American Medical Response transported the driver to a Topeka hospital. That driver was pronounced dead by medical staff at the hospital, according to Wanamaker.  

A private vehicle transported the other driver to a Topeka hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The sheriff's department released no additional details including names of the drivers early Friday.

 

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WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to robbing a bank, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Timothy B. Riggans, 57, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to committing a robbery July 30, 2018, at Emprise Bank, 257 N. Broadway in Wichita. Riggans approached a teller and demanded money. A security guard apprehended him outside the bank with the stolen money.

Sentencing is set for May 11. He could face a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.