By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
A local woman was transported to the hospital after a head-on collision Monday afternoon in western Salina.
Cory Newell, 36, of Salina, was westbound in the 1500 block of W. Crawford Street when his 2020 Ford transit van was struck head on by a 2010 Dodge Charger driven by Mahala Shepherd, 29, of Salina, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning.
The wreck occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. Monday.
A officer observed Shepherd sitting in the driver's seat of the Charger allegedly huffing from a can of Dust-Off, according to Forrester.
Shepherd was transported to Salina Regional Health Center.
Both vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage and were towed from the scene.
Forrester said requested charges for Shepherd include the following.
●Unlawful abuse of toxic vapors
●No proof of insurance
●Improper driving on laned roadways
●No driver's license