Teen Driver in Fatal Crash Arrested

A Salina teen who police say was driving recklessly when he was responsible for causing a four-vehicle crash back in August that killed a woman has been arrested on charges that include manslaughter.  According to Saline County Jail records, 18-year-old Hunter Burns was booked on a warrant at 4:10 in the morning on Friday on numerous charges that include multiple traffic violations, drug crimes, and involuntary manslaughter.

Police told KSAL News back on August 22nd at the crash scene that Burns was driving a Mustang, and was speeding north on Ohio. He ran a red light at the intersection of Ohio and Republic, and collided with a Pontiac G6 that was headed west on Republic, crossing Ohio to make a left turn. Two vehicles that were stopped at the red light in the northbound lanes of Ohio were then hit by the two vehicles that collided.

At the time police suspected that Burns may have been racing a white pickup truck, which did not stop. He also may have been involved in a wreck a short time earlier, hitting a guide wire in the area of Belmont and Robin Road.

53-year-old Dianna Boos of Salina was one of three people hurt in the crash. She was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. She died about a month later.  Burns was not seriously injured in the crash.