Man hurt in rollover crash in Manhattan


MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – One man was hurt when his truck crashed and rolled over into another man’s yard Friday morning in Manhattan. Police say a white truck hit a light pole, a county fair sign and then smashed into a fence at the intersection of Avery Avenue and Kimball Avenue.

The road was shut down while crews investigated the crash. As of right now, Riley County Police have not released a cause of the crash.

“I was the only one home at the time and I just heard some loud bangs,” James Launchbaugh, the homeowner said. “I heard a horn going off and within 30 seconds the fire department was already there.”

James Launchbaugh said the crash dented his air conditioning unit and destroyed the gas meter. Kansas Gas Service was repairing the broken meter and replacing the line, as of this afternoon. The crash also damaged Launchbaugh’s fence which he just put up.

“Not too long ago we put in the fence,” Launchbaugh said.

Launchbaugh has been without gas since the crash happened.

Police say the driver of the truck was injured. Launchbaugh told KSNT News family members of the driver say he only suffered minor bruises.

“There is a lot of damage but I’m just glad he is safe,” Launchbaugh said.

Police have not named the driver of the truck involved in the crash. We will have more updates as they become available.

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