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A man faces charges after his passenger died in a Saturday morning crash in southeast Topeka



Topeka, KS – According to the police officials, this unfortunate incident occurred at the intersection of SE 29th and Adams St. around 3:30 a.m.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found the vehicle’s passenger suffering from serious injuries.

They attempted life-saving measures.

Unfortunately, the 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by AMR. His name is Erasmo Ramirez Soto.

The 39-year-old driver of Topeka was found near the crash scene.

His name is Cesar Carreto-Orozco and was booked on charges of involuntary manslaughter; while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, improper driving on a laned roadway, and operate a motor vehicle without a valid license.