Woman Killed While Crossing Busy Topeka Road


A woman was killed after she was hit while crossing a busy Topeka Road.

Police and Emergency crews were called to 29th, between I-470 and Arrowhead road, after a car hit the woman just after 8:00pm Thursday.

They found  55-year-old Janet Ransom, of Topeka, not breathing, and started CPR, but she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Officers say she was not crossing in a crosswalk, was wearing dark clothing, and crossing in a area that is not well lit.

Police say anyone who may have information on the accident is asked to call the Topeka Police Department detectives at 368-9400, or Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.