Stolen Salina SUV Crashes During Chase

An SUV that was stolen in Salina was involved in a high speed pursuit with law enforcement before crashing in Russell County.

According to KRSL Radio in Russell, A Russell man and a Topeka woman were injured in a rollover wreck Friday afternoon in rural Russell County following a high-speed police chase.

According to the Russell Police Department and the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, it all started at 2:50 PM Friday when a woman called dispatch reporting 31-year-old Jason Dale Ickler of Russell was at Casey’s General Store in Russell in a white SUV and he has an active warrant.

A Russell Police Officer responded and advised the subject exited the vehicle, ran on foot and then re-entered the vehicle and fled the scene. Russell Police Officers and Sheriff’s Officers responded to assist with the ensuing chase, which led law enforcement out of the city and north up Canyon Road.

At 3:02 PM, the vehicle rolled at 178th and Dam Lane northwest of Russell.

EMS units from Russell and Ellis County were contacted. EagleMed was contacted and did respond to the scene to transfer one patient to Hays Medical Center. Another subject was transported by ambulance to Hays Medical Center.

The driver, 35-year-old Michelle Larhea Detrich of Topeka, had an active warrant through Barton County. She was ejected from the vehicle in the crash according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, who also responded to the scene.

Neither were buckled up.

Story by David ElliottĀ  / KRSL Radio