Aug 05, 2022

Sheriff IDs Kansas teen who died after vehicle lands in creek

Posted Aug 05, 2022 9:02 PM

BUTLER COUNTY —A Kansas teen died in an accident just after midnight Friday morning in Butler County.

Emergency crews responded to the report of a vehicle crash in the 12000 block of SW 120th south and east of Augusta, according to Undersheriff Daimon Cundiff.

 The vehicle left the roadway and entered Four-Mile Creek. After the crash, the 17-year-old male driver from Andover was able to exit the vehicle.

First responders located the wrecked vehicle in the 13000 block of SW 120th partially submerged in Four-Mile Creek with only the rear wheels visible above the water with a passenger still inside.

Divers from the Augusta Department of Safety located 18-year-old Ethan Babcock of Andover in the partially submerged vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is on-going and alcohol may have been a factor, according to Cundiff.