Andover teen dies after car crashes into creek; alcohol possibly involved
ANDOVER, Kan. (KAKE) - The Butler County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that killed an Andover teen overnight.
Emergency crews responded at just after 12 a.m. Friday to a crash in the 13000 block of SW 120th Street, which is southeast of Andover. Undersheriff Damion Cundiff said deputies located the wrecked vehicle submerged in Fourmile Creek with only the rear wheels above the water.
The 17-year-old driver had been able to exit the vehicle, but the passenger, 18-year-old Ethan Babcock, was still inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The investigation is on-going and alcohol may have been a factor," Undersheriff Cundiff said.