Authorities call off search for driver involved in crash

Single car crash off highway 24 leads to a manhunt in Perry.

PERRY, Kan. (KSNT) – Authorities have suspended their search for a man who fled the scene of a crash near the Jefferson/Douglas County line.

The one-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 24 at mile marker 389. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig tells KSNT News the driver of the crashed Chevy Tahoe was picked up by someone who took him to Perry and dropped off at the Bernie’s Convenience Store located at 2115 Ferguson Rd.. He then left the scene heading north on foot.

There is no word on if the man is dangerous though the person who picked him up told authorities the man was being combative.

The crash caused a power line pole to fall over, partially slowing traffic in the area U.S. 24 at mile marker 389. The Kansas Highway Patrol tells KSNT News it will be close to 10:00 a.m. before everything is repaired by Westar Energy crews.



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