Police: Speed & Alcohol Suspected In Rollover Ax

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police officials believe speed and alcohol were factors in a single vehicle rollover accident that sent a Manhattan man to the hospital.

Emergency crews were called to the 4800 block of McDowell Creek Road Wednesday night in the southern part of Riley County just before 7 PM for the report of an injury accident.

Officials say Kenneth Upton, 35, of Manhattan, was southbound on McDowell Creek Road when his 1990 Dodge Ram pick-up truck left the roadway to the west, striking a tree and fence and overturning in the process.

Upton was transported to the Geary Community Hospital in Junction City with a head injury.

The Riley County Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.


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