ELLSWORTH COUNTY — A Salina man was injured Thursday when a vehicle went off an Ellsworth County Road, but it took a while to find the driver.
Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston reports that the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on K-140, mile post 8.5.
“When deputies arrived, one of the occupants of the car was present at the scene and the driver had left walking eastbound in the ditch adjacent to the highway. Ellsworth County units were assisted in looking for the subject by the Kansas Highway Patrol ground and air units, the Ellsworth and Kanopolis Fire Departments, the Wilson Police Department and Ellsworth County EMS,” Marston said.
The driver was identified as Douglas S. Jones of Salina and the passenger as Carrie L. Ringwald of Kanopolis.
“At approximately 10:52 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a residence at 1006 22nd Road, stating that a white male was trying to enter the owner’s house. Units responded to the address and discovered Mr. Jones drinking from a water hose at that residence. EMS arrived on scene and Mr. Jones was transported to the Ellsworth County Medical Center for treatment.”