Police ID Vehicle Suspected in Collision

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita police have identified the type of car they suspect was involved in a collision that killed a horseback rider and injured a 6-year-old boy.

Police say a silver or gray Mercury Grand Marquis likely struck the horse carrying Lloyd Ferguson, 49, and the child Friday night. Ferguson died, and the child has been hospitalized. The horse was reportedly euthanized.

Capt. Brent Allred told The Wichita Eagle investigators are using parts of the car knocked off by the collision to identify the vehicle.

Two witnesses who tried to help the man and boy also were hospitalized after they were hit by a different car shortly after the first collision.

Police said area street lights were knocked out by recent storms and had not yet been repaired by Westar Energy.