K-State student charged in May K-18 fatal wreck

Engaged Ogden couple died in that early morning wreck

By Katherine Wartell

A 24-year-old Kansas State University veterinary student was arrested Thursday in connection with a May accident on K-18 that resulted in the deaths of two persons from Ogden.

Miles Theurer was charged with involuntary manslaughter, DUI and aggravated battery in connection with the accident, which killed Elizabeth Young, 31, a mother of two, and Michael Stanley, 32, a father of two. The couple was reportedly engaged to be married at the time of the wreck.

Theurer was charged with driving with an alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. He was also arrested for two counts of aggravated battery for causing great bodily harm to Andrew Mason, 25, and Lance Schmidt, 23, both passengers in his vehicle. Information on their conditions has not yet been made public.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials reported in May that Theurer, driving a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, struck the Buick LeSabre driven by Young head-on after driving in the wrong lane of K-18 at about 3 a.m. on May 14.

There were three passengers with Theurer, including Mason and Schmidt. All are reportedly veterinary medicine students at Kansas State University.

Stanley was the only passenger with Young. They both died at the scene.

Theurer has been released from the Riley County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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