MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Officers with the Riley County Police Department as well as area emergency responders were called to a serious and fatal vehicle collision in the 2400 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. Monday evening at 7:20.
RCPD says this collision occurred north of the intersection of Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Northfield Road in Manhattan and involved a 2001 Ford Ranger containing two occupants.
When officers arrived on the scene they were able to determine that the Ford Ranger had lost control and collided with a 2013 Chevy Cruze which was traveling in the same direction. The driver of the Chevy Cruze was uninjured and the damage to the vehicle was minor. Immediately following the initial impact the Ford Ranger left the roadway and collided with a tree.
Thirty-nine-year-old Joshua Mall of Riley, Kansas was transported to Via Christi Hospital and then ultimately to a medical care facility in Topeka. Police say his current medical status at the is unknown at this time.
The passenger, 6-year-old Madilyn Mall was also transported to Via Christi Hospital, however, succumbed to the injuries she sustained during the collision and was pronounced deceased.
Police are continuing to investigate at this time.