April 19, 2013
On Friday April 19, 2013 officers from the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the 6000 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. for an injury accident involving two vehicles. Through their preliminary investigation officers were able to determine that a car operated by fifty-one year old Carol Douglas of Manhattan drifted over the center line where it collided with a vehicle driven by thirty-seven year old Jason Ellis of Manhattan. Sixty-eight year old Richard Rowe of Maryland was also a passenger in Ellis’s vehicle. As a result of the accident Ms. Douglas succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Her next of kin have been notified. Mr. Ellis was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries and Mr. Rowe was air lifted to KU Med in Kansas City with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation into this accident continues.