A Beloit man, arrested following a fatal crash in Clay County, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and DUI.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday on US 24, east of Clay Center. Jacob Zelinski, 27, was eastbound when his vehicle crossed the westbound lane, entered the north ditch and struck a vehicle on a driveway north of the highway. Zelinski fled on foot after the crash, but was located and arrested a short time later.
The crash killed 82-year-old Dale Hammond, of Clay Center.
Zelinski is charged with six total counts, including involuntary manslaughter, failure to stop at a crash resulting in death, DUI, expired registration, failure to maintain a lane and no seatbelt.