Riley County detectives looking for witnesses in car accident that killed 6-year-old girl

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Detectives with the Riley County Police Department are asking for possible witnesses involving a vehicle accident that killed a 6-year-old Riley, Kansas girl on Monday to help further investigate the fatal accident.

The accident occurred at 7:15 p.m. 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 ask if you were a witness to this fatal accident to contact RCPD or Detective Joe Ehrlich with the Riley County Police Department Investigations Division at (785) 537-2112 x3101.

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