Autopsy: Drunk motorist killed himself, Topeka officer

August 20, 2018 - 9:21 pm

A newly-released autopsy reports says a Lawrence man was driving drunk when he collided with a vehicle driven by an off-duty Topeka police officer, killing both men.

The crash on May 29 killed officer Trey McCluskey, 25, of Mayetta, and Peter Bieri, 72.

The reports the autopsy found Bieri's blood-alcohol level was much as three times the legal limit when he drove the wrong way on U.S. 75 north of Topeka and collided with McCluskey's vehicle.

The autopsy listed "ethanol intoxication" as a contributing factor in Bieri's death.

No alcohol or drugs were found in McCluskey's system.

McCluskey's wife, Taylor McCluskey, 25, survived after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in the crash.

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