Driver of vehicle that struck 21-year-old Manhattan woman identified

Man hasn’t been arrested at this point, Riley County police said

A man has identified himself as the driver of a vehicle that seriously injured a 21-year old woman and fled the scene in Manhattan.


The driver hasn’t been arrested at this point, Riley County Police Department officer Alexander Robinson said in a news release.

In the early morning hours of April 14, Amber Wilhelm was walking near 12th and Bluemont Avenue when a pickup truck reportedly hit her and then sped away. Wilhelm was drug or thrown approximately 120 feet from the impact, RCPD said.

Wilhelm’s parents made heartfelt pleas for information on April 18 that RCPD posted on their Twitter feed.



Witnesses told police a light-colored 2011 to 2016 Chevrolet or GMC extended cab pickup truck drove westbound on Anderson Avenue after striking Wilhelm.

Wilhelm was transported to a Manhattan hospital and then flown to Topeka’s Stormont Vail Health.

A GoFundMe account for Wilhelm can be found here.

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