Driver Identified In Manhattan Car vs. House Accident

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Additional information regarding the woman that crashed her vehicle into a house in Manhattan after fleeing from police has been released.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 24 year-old Amber Dewitt of Rochester, New York.

Dewitt was originally contacted by police at around 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon for violation of a court order out of New York. When police attempted to make contact with Dewitt a pursuit ensued.

"When officers made contact with a female subject in relation to that violation of a court order the female subject fled the scene," said Riley County Public Information Officer Mat Droge. "In the process of fleeing she injured – minor injury – one of our officers with her car door as she was fleeing. She fled southbound on Wreath Avenue and when she got to the intersection of Wreath and Anderson she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a parked car and a house."

Dewitt was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center for possible injuries. Three occupants were also in the vehicle with Dewitt during the crash. Natalia Hamilton, 21, also of Rochester, was inside the vehicle, and was transported to Mercy for possible injuries. A seven year old and a three year old were also in the Sonata, but were not injured.

Dewitt was charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, aggravated endangering a child, obstruction of the legal process, fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving and failure to stop at an injury accident. Her bond was set at $35,000.


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