October 7, 2015
MANHATTAN, KAN. – Detectives with the Riley County Police Department are asking possible witnesses of a vehicle collision to contact them to help further a fatality collision investigation. If you were witness to the fatal vehicle wreck on October 5, 2015 at approximately 7:15 PM in the 2400 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. contact RCPD or Detective Joe Ehrlich with the Riley County Police Department Investigations Division.
The Riley County Police Department can be reached at 785-537-2112.
Detectives are also looking for witnesses who may have interacted with the driver of the 2001 Ford Ranger, stopped at the accident scene prior to police arrival (and have not yet provided information to authorities), or witnesses that may have observed the vehicle and its driving prior to the collision.
RCPD reported on October 6, 2015 that area emergency responders were called to a serious and fatal vehicle collision in the 2400 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. on October 5, 2015. This collision occurred north of the intersection of Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Northfield Road in Manhattan and involved a 2001 Ford Ranger containing 2 occupants.
Officers arriving on scene were able to determine that the Ford Ranger had lost control and collided with a 2013 Chevy Cruze which was traveling in the same direction. The driver of this Chevy Cruze was uninjured and the damage to this vehicle was minor. Immediately following this initial impact the Ford Ranger left the roadway and collided with a tree.
Joshua Mall, 39, of Riley, Kansas (the driver) was transported to Via Christi Hospital and then ultimately to a medical care facility in Topeka, Kansas. His current medical status at the time of this release was unknown.
The passenger, Madilyn Mall, 6, of Riley, Kansas was also transported to Via Christi Hospital, however, succumbed to the injuries she sustained during the collision and was pronounced deceased.
Due to the ongoing nature of this collision investigation, at the time of this release, no further information was available to report.