RILEY COUNTY, Kan. 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.