Manhattan Woman Killed In Riley Co. Collision

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Members of the Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating a deadly weekend crash that claimed the life of an elderly Manhattan woman.

The accident happened Saturday, February 2, 2013 just before 5 PM at the intersection of US-24 and K-13 Highway, also known as Tuttle Creek Boulevard and South Dam Road.

Betty Clark, 88, of Manhattan, was northbound on South Dam Road (K13) and crossed Tuttle Creek Boulevard (US-24) when her 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan was struck by a 1993 Toyota GT Coupe, driven by 19-year-old Bryan Tejada of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Tejada was was westbound on Tuttle Creek Boulevard (US-24) when he hit Clark’s car.

Betty Clark was rushed to Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan and once stabilized, she was airlifted to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka where she passed away from her injuries.

Reports indicate that Tejada was not injured but his car caught fire and completely burned.

KHP officials say they've handled several serious accidents at that particular intersection. Drivers on US-24 have the right of way because there is no traffic light there.