On June 13, 2023, at approximately 5:20 AM the Emporia Police Department received a report of an injury accident at 9th Avenue and Oak Street. When officers arrived, they found four vehicles were involved in the accident. A 2017 Dodge Journey black in color had been northbound on Oak Street. The Dodge Journey ran the stop sign at 9th Avenue. A westbound 2023 Kia Seltos, yellow in color, struck the Dodge Journey in the passenger side rear quarter panel area. The Dodge then spun around and struck a parked 2014 Nissan Frontier in the 900 block of Oak Street. The Dodge Journey then rolled over and struck a parked 1996 Chrysler LHS in the 900 block of Oak Street.
The driver of the Dodge Journey fled the scene on foot. The driver is known by the Emporia Police Department. The driver of the Kia Seltos was Michael Sullivan, male, 60 years old. Sullivan was uninjured. A passenger in the Dodge Journey was transported to Newman Hospital with minor injuries.