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Topeka man, 44, dies in crash in Douglas County

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.

A Douglas County crash left a Topeka man dead Wednesday morning, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The agency said 44-year-old Thomas J. Alber was eastbound in the 800 block of North 1800 Road when his vehicle went left of center about 6:50 a.m. and struck a GMC Acadia that was in a turning lane for westbound traffic.

Alber’s vehicle, a four-door Toyota, traveled into a ditch, the highway patrol said. The SUV stopped on a shoulder.

Alber died, the highway patrol said. The 44-year-old Lecompton woman driving the SUV was not hurt.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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