Passenger Injured in Rollover Crash

One person was hurt in a single-vehicle rollover crash south of Salina late Thursday afternoon.

Saline County Sheriff Deputy Ricky Heinrich told KSAL News at the scene the crash a happened as a passenger car was headed north in theĀ  8000 block of South Ohio Street.

The driver lost control on the dirt road. The car swerved, and rolled into the ditch. It came to rest on its top.


A 13-year-old male passenger was helped from the wreckage by the driver, 17-year-old Braden Valentine of Salina – who broke out a window on the car to allow the boy room to crawl out of the vehicle after the crash. The injured youth was lying on his back near the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix when authorities arrived on scene.

The 13-year-old was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center and was complaining of pain in his back. Deputies say everyone was buckled up. Valentine had minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

The crash happened at around 4:30 Thursday afternoon, in the 8000 block of South Ohio Street, about a quarter of a mile north of Assaria Road.