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Multiple accidents on K-18

By Katherine Wartell

Two people were hospitalized Monday in separate accidents that occurred on K-18. Police said there were five accidents on that stretch of road.

The first accident occurred a little after 8 a.m. near the 4700 block of K-18. Lt. Josh Kyle said police received reports of a silver 2003 Ford Ranger pick-up truck in the ditch.

Kyle said Samuel Floyd, 35, Manhattan, lost control of his truck on the snowy road. Floyd was transported by Riley County EMS to Mercy Regional Health Center for neck and back pain.  Kyle said no citations were issued.

The second accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. near the 4200 block of the K-18 bypass. Kyle said police received reports of a silver 2006 Chevrolet Equinox on its roof in the ditch.

Kyle said Cari Laughlin, 22, Manhattan, was driving southbound on the K-18 bypass when her SUV struck a patch of ice. He said her SUV then left the road, hitting several reflector posts and then rolled onto its roof after entering the ditch.

Laughlin was transported by Riley County EMS to Mercy Regional Health Center for back pain. Kyle said no citations were issued.

Kyle said that 12 accidents were reported in Riley County between 6:30 a.m. and noon on Monday.









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