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2 die in wrong-way collision; 1 was Topeka police officer

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The victims were identified Wednesday as 72-year-old Peter Bieri, of Lawrence, and 25-year-old Trey McCluskey, of Topeka. (File photo) The victims were identified Wednesday as 72-year-old Peter Bieri, of Lawrence, and 25-year-old Trey McCluskey, of Topeka. (File photo)
TOPEKA, KS (AP) -

The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people, including an off-duty Topeka police officer, died in a wrong-way, head-on collision.

The patrol says the crash occurred Tuesday afternoon just north of Topeka. A third person riding in one of the vehicles was seriously injured.

The victims were identified Wednesday as 72-year-old Peter Bieri, of Lawrence, and 25-year-old Trey McCluskey, of Topeka.

The patrol says Bieri was driving north in the southbound lanes when the collision occurred.

McCluskey and Bieri died at the scene. A passenger in McCluskey's car, 25-year-old Taylor McCluskey, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The patrol continues to investigate the crash.

The Topeka police department issued a statement Tuesday thanking the community for its support.

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