Man comes forward in K-State student's hit-and-run

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. Update (Tuesday, May 16): The Riley County Police Department has identified the driver who hit a K-State student on April 14, 2017.

Police say, Nicholas Blaha, 21, was driving the white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado that struck Amber Wilhelm, also 21.

The say at the time of the accident, Wilhelm had stopped in the crosswalk and was bent over when she was struck by Blaha.

Wilhelm was transported to Via Christi for her injuries, then flown to Stormont-Vail by medical helicopter.

"Detectives and patrol officers spent hundreds of hours investigating this case, interviewing dozens of people, looking at video pulled from a variety of sources throughout the city (including Fort Riley), and reconstructing the scene," said the police department in a Facebook post.

Police have concluded their investigation. They say while no arrests have been made or citations issued, the case has been turned over to the Riley County District Attorney’s office to determine whether charges will be filed.

"Our thoughts continue to be with Amber and her family, and we wish Amber a speedy recovery," the department concluded.
Update (Friday, April 21): Riley County police say a man has come forward in the hit-and-run accident that critically injured Amber Wilhelm in Manhattan.

Police say the 21-year-old was in the crosswalk, just before 2 a.m. on April 14, when she was hit by a pickup. The driver failed to stop.

Police say the man has not been arrested, and his name will not be released until the investigation is complete.

Wilhelm remains hospitalized in Topeka.
A family wants to find the person responsible for critically injuring their daughter and leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Manhattan last week.

Amber Wilhelm, a 21-year-old K-State student, was walking on a crosswalk in Manhattan last Friday (April 14) when she was hit by a truck. She is in critical condition at a Topeka hospital.

Messages from her parents were posted on the Riley County Police Department Facebook page.

Amber's parents are offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to identifying the driver of the truck that left the scene after Amber was hit, the Riley County Police Department says. The family has launched a GoFundeMe account to help raise the money for this reward.

As of Wednesday afternoon, more than $11,000 of the $10,000 goal was reached. Riley County police say any amount beyond the goal will go toward Amber's medical bills.