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UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by SUV Dies

KSAL StaffApril 12, 2018

Salina Police have updated the latest developments in a man being struck by a SUV in downtown Salina earlier this week.

According to Police Capt. Paul Forrester, the victim has died from his injuries he suffered from the accident that happened on Monday night in 300 block of E. Iron.

The victim has been identified as 67-year-old homeless man, William Higle.  Higle died on Wednesday night  at 5:37 p.m. while being treated at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident. No charges have been filed at this time.


ORIGINAL: A man was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita after being struck by an SUV in downtown Salina Monday evening.

Police Sergeant Jim Feldman tells KSAL News that a 2008 Jeep Patriot driven by 28-year-old Megan Robl was eastbound on East Iron around 9pm when a man dressed in dark clothing tried crossing the street.

He was hit by the vehicle and taken to Salina Regional Health Center for evaluation.

Police say the man, who has not been identified is in his 60’s and is in critical condition in Wichita.

Sergeant Feldman says the accident that occurred near the railroad track in the 300 block of E. Iron remains under investigation.

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