Jan 12, 2021 5:45 PM

Boy injured, Beloit man cited in two vehicle accident Monday evening

Posted Jan 12, 2021 5:45 PM

A boy was injured in a two vehicle accident in south Salina Monday evening.

A 2005 Kia Sedona driven by Keith Kraynek, 39, of Beloit, was westbound on Schilling Road and approaching South Ninth Street as an eastbound 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Michael Willmon, 23, of Junction City, was making a left-hand turn onto South Ninth Street, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester reported this morning.

A witness told police that the Grand Marquis was making the left-hand turn as the flashing yellow turn signal turned to red, Forrester noted. The Sedona ran the red light and struck the Grand Marquis, he added.

The accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, according to Forrester.

A seven-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Sedona was checked for hip pain by paramedics and released at the scene, Forrester reported.

The Sedona had front-end damage and was removed by the driver, while the Grand Marquis had passenger side damage and had to be towed from the scene, Forrester explained.

Kraynek was cited for running a red light, Forrester reported.