Riley County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved an insurance settlement of more than $23,000 after an ambulance crashed and rolled over during an ice storm in January.

The ambulance, operated by the county’s Emergency Medical Services, is insured by Oak River Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska.

The county requested a claim from the company for about $74,000, but with the deductible and remaining lease owed, the final claim amounted to about $23,350.

“It’s not what I wanted, but I guess that’s what they’re giving us,” Commissioner Marvin Rodriguez said.

During an ice storm on Jan. 22, the emergency vehicle spun into a median and rolled onto its side on Kansas Highway 18, about a mile west of Manhattan, while responding to a call.

The driver was not injured but the passenger, another emergency responder, was treated at Via Christi Hospital.

Tax payments due

The second half of tax payments for real estate and personal property are due Friday to the county treasurer’s office.

No motor vehicle transactions will be processed if any of the following taxes are delinquent: personal property, intangible, watercraft, 16M/20M trucks and oil or gas.

People can pay in person at 110 Courthouse Plaza, in drop boxes at the office, online at, by phone at 1-800-272-9829 or by mail. People with questions can call 785-537-6321.