Alyyshia L. Schwanz : “Police Investigate Woman’s Connection to Pre-Parade Crash in Shawnee County”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Investigation Underway After Vehicle Crash Before Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade

SHAWNEE COUNTY — Local law enforcement authorities are currently conducting an investigation into a woman allegedly involved in a vehicle crash that occurred just moments before the highly anticipated Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade on Friday. The incident took place at the intersection of S. Kansas Ave and SW 6th Street in Topeka, prompting a swift response from the police.

According to Police Lt. Michael Hren, the incident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. as a single vehicle crash. The driver, identified as 44-year-old Alyyshia L. Schwanz from Topeka, was immediately transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries. However, following her medical examination, Schwanz was subsequently apprehended by law enforcement officials.

The authorities have reassured the public that the parade route remained unaffected by the crash, ensuring there was no imminent danger to those in attendance. As a result of the ongoing investigation, Schwanz was taken into custody and later booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections. The requested charges against her include Possession of opiates, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Possession of marijuana, Possession of hallucinogenic drugs, Vehicle liability insurance required, Yield to emergency vehicle, and Improper Driving On Laned Roadway.

The accident, unfortunately, resulted in damage to the eastbound traffic light pole, leading to the temporary closure of the intersection until repairs could be carried out. To ensure the smooth flow of traffic, temporary stop signs have been put in place until the signal can be fully restored.

Law enforcement officials are working diligently to gather all necessary evidence and information related to the crash. Their objective is to determine the exact causes and circumstances leading up to the incident. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and adherence to traffic regulations, particularly during high-profile events such as the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade.

As the investigation continues, authorities urge anyone with additional information regarding the crash to come forward and assist with the ongoing inquiry.

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