Police identify driver, passenger in morning fatal accident

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Two people are dead after an accident in southwest Topeka.

Police say the names of the two deceased are 39-year-old James Bowen and 16-year-old Matthew Allen. Both are from Topeka.

Topeka police officers were called to southwest 25th and Villa West Drive around 12:45 Monday morning.

One vehicle hit a parked SUV that was on the side of the street. The driver, Bowen and passenger, Allen were pronounced dead on scene.

Allen was a student at Topeka West High School.

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