EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNW) – A 33-year-old Newton woman is dead, and two children are in protective custody after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 50 in Lyon County. It happened around 10:36 p.m. Wednesday.
According to a news release from Detective Sergeant Jacob Welsh, Megan Triplett was found dead in a vehicle being driven by 28-year-old Mario Solis.
According to deputies from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded west of Emporia to locate a vehicle and check the welfare of two adults and two small children.
Deputies stopped the vehicle. The driver, Solis, got out of the vehicle, and according to authorities, deputies heard a sound from inside.
The sheriff’s office reported Triplett died on the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Solis was arrested for possession of marijuana and other traffic-related charges.