Hit-and-run crash sends adult to NRH for treatment; second driver arrested

Rescue workers position themselves to help one person hurt in a hit-and-run crash at US Highway 50 and Graham around noon Monday. Rescue workers position themselves to help one person hurt in a hit-and-run crash at US Highway 50 and Graham around noon Monday. Chuck Samples/KVOE News

An adult was hospitalized after a confirmed hit-and-run crash in western Emporia on Monday.

The wreck was reported just after noon at US Highway 50 and Graham after a car and minivan collided. The car's driver was taken to Newman Regional Health for treatment. Originally, Emporia rescue crews said two people went to the hospital, and that was the case -- although only one was for treatment. Police Lt. Kevin Risley says a toddler in the back seat of the car was unhurt but still had to go to the hospital due to the situation.

 

Risley says the minivan drove away after the wreck. Officers received high-quality tips from the public on the van and the driver, so they were able to stop the van in the 1400 block of State soon after the crash. The driver then admitted being involved in the crash and departing.

 

Risley says the van driver was cited for leaving the scene and was also arrested and detained. Names have not been released.

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