UPDATE: Police Cite Driver for Striking Two Bicyclists

Photo of a 2016 Toyota Scion similar to the vehicle police believe was involved in a hit and run last Thursday (Photo: Salina Police Dept.)

UPDATE: Salina Police have cited a driver for allegedly striking two bicyclists last week.

Police say Ryan Louthan, 18, was the driver of a Toyota Scion that struck the two bicyclists just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Louthan is accused of striking the two bicyclists, Joey Soulivong, 18, and Tyler Kirk, 19, while they were parked on a curb near a parking lot entrance in the 2000 block of E. Iron. They said the white vehicle, which was westbound, swerved into them and fled the area.

Soulivong was taken to Salina Regional Health Center for treatment of a broken ankle and lacerations to the back of the head, while Kirk was treated at the scene for minors cuts and scrapes.

Louthan was cited to appear in court for reckless driving, failure to a maintain lane, failure to report an injury accident and failure to remove debris from a roadway and driving with a defective windshield.

Salina Police used their Facebook page to post a description of the suspect vehicle provided by the victims. Louthan was located the following day as a direct result of the Facebook post, according to a police spokesman.

Salina Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a vehicle that struck two bicyclists late Thursday night.

At approximately 11:20 p.m., three bicyclists were stopped along the north curb line in the 2000 block of of E. Iron.

A vehicle, which was west bound on Iron, swerved right and struck two of the three bicyclists. One bicyclist had a broken broken left ankle and lacerations to the back of his head. The second bicyclist had minor cuts and scrapes.

The suspect vehicle was reported to be a white two door 2013-2016 Toyota Scion. There will be damage to the passenger side front end and right side of the vehicle.

If you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 785-825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.pd.salina.org and follow the Crime Stoppers link to submit a web tip.

You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.

Updated: March 27, 2017 — 4:55 pm

2 Comments

  1. I have details on who the scion car belongs to that hit the cyclists.

    1. Contact Crime Stoppers at 785-825-8477 or the Salina Police Dept. at 785-826-7210.

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