UPDATE: Wednesday noon
The Riley County Police Department updated information regarding a Monday morning accident on Kimball Avenue in Manhattan.
Lisa Curtright, 52, who was life-flighted to the University of Kansas Hospital, is from Manhattan. Lawrence Rogers, 52, who was life-flighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka with serious injuries, is from St. George.
UPDATE: Tuesday, 11 a.m.
The Riley County Police Department has released names of those injured in Monday’s head-on collision that shutdown parts of Kimball Avenue in Manhattan.
Lisa R. Curtright, 52, was the driver of the eastbound passenger car. She was life-flighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka with serious injuries. Her current condition is serious but stable.
The driver of the westbound van was identified as Lawrence C. Rogers, Jr., also 52. He was also life-flighted to Stormont Vail with serious injuries. His current condition is not available at this time.
The investigation into this accident is ongoing.
A head-on collision shut down parts of Kimball Avenue in Manhattan and injured three people Monday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m.
A west-bound van and an east-bound passenger car collided just east of the intersection of Kimball and Denison. The wreck rested in the west-bound lane of Kimball.
One person was helicoptered from the scene via Life Star.
At least two occupants were transported to Via Christi in Manhattan for their injuries, according to a press release from the Riley County Police Department sent out at approximately 4:30 p.m. The RCPD says one occupant has been flown to another hospital for treatment with a second possibly being flown out as well.
The RCPD said it is investigating the accident.
Traffic was diverted at the intersection of Manhattan and Kimball, and the intersection of Denison and Kimball at the time of the accident.
Kimball was clear and open for traffic by 4 p.m.
KMAN will have more details as they become available.