UPDATE: Police ID Woman Hit And Killed By Own Van At Church

Topeka Police Car

On Monday, Topeka Police identified the victim as 89-year-old Geneva Sorber.


Topeka Police are investigating an accident where a car hit a person.

According to Topeka Police, a woman was hit and dragged by the van her husband was driving around 9:15am Sunday morning in the 5900 block of SW 10th, in the parking lot of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

The 89-year-old woman just got out of the van and was helping her 91-year-old husband park, when he accidentally hit the gas pedal, hitting her and dragging her several feet.

The van then hit another car before someone was able to help stop the van.

After the accident, a doctor who also attended services at the church tried to help save the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Topeka Police Accident reconstruction team was called in to also investigate.

The case will then be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office.