July 2, 2017


Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Seth Child Rd. and Tuttle Creek Blvd. on July 1, 2017 at approximately 12:13 PM for a report of an injury accident involving 2 vehicles.

When officers arrived on scene, they found that a blue 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by Gayla Fief, 53, of Manhattan, had been struck by a black 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Romelia Sutton, 52, of Marysville, Kansas. Fief was entrapped in her vehicle, and was extracted by Manhattan Fire Department before being transported by Lifestar to Stormont Vail. Fief ultimately succumbed to her injuries. Fief’s next of kin has been notified.

Both Sutton and her passenger, Jazmin Vera-Galvan, 39, of Marysville, Kansas, were transported by EMS to Via Christi for treatment of their injuries.

During the course of the accident investigation, it was determined that Fief pulled out in front of Sutton, who did not have time to avoid a collision.

Officers were assisted by Riley County Rural Fire, Manhattan Fire Department, and Riley County EMS. On behalf of all of the responding agencies, we extend our condolences to the family and friends of those affected by this collision.