Kansas family search for good Samaritans after crash

Posted: Updated:
LYON COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Kansas family wants to find the good Samaritans who helped them after a crash.

Bernadette Aluise said that her family got into a rollover accident near Emporia. The accident took place around 10:30 a.m. Saturday on I-35. All five passengers, including children, in her vehicle walked away with minor injuries. They were heading from their home in Andover to Kansas City for soccer games.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s office, Ray Emley was driving a pickup truck southbound in the northbound lanes. At the same time, Aluise family was heading north in their SUV. They transferred into the inside lane to pass another vehicle. They saw Emley’s pickup in the same lane. Both vehicles swerved, with Emley’s vehicle striking the back end of the SUV. The SUV rolled over and came to a rest on its top.

Three people in the SUV were taken to the hospital. Emley refused treatment, but later went to the hospital by private vehicle. Everyone in the crash was wearing a seatbelt and are expected to be OK.

While waiting for first responders, Aluise said people stopped to help them on the side of the road. She wanted to extend her gratitude to them, the EMS and the staff at Newman Regional Health.

 “They all looked at us like we were incredibly lucky and they were so right as I look at this picture,” she wrote online.

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE

  • Most Popular Stories

    • Basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and 7 others killed in California helicopter crash

      Five people were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash on a hillside in Calabasas, California, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The sheriff's department received reports of the downed aircraft just after 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m PT), officials said in a tweet. Flames have been extinguished, the department said. Calabasas is about 30 miles west of Los Angeles.

    • One of several photos former Wichitan Curtis Caster took of the helicopter crash scene just up the road from his new home in Calabasas, CA.

      Wichitans mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant, daughter

      Basketball players and fans, young and old, across the state were in shock Sunday, unable to believe Kobe Bryant is gone.  

    • Winter storm takes aim at KAKEland

      Rain will begin on Monday in Northwest Kansas and will change to a wintry mix and then all snow overnight while pushing southeast through Tuesday. 

    • Gas leak closes US-54 west of Pratt

      Part of US-54 is blocked just east of Cullison due to a gas leak, Pratt emergency management tells KAKE News. Emergency managers said no major evacuations are being ordered, but the City of Pratt Fire Department posted on social media that some residents were evacuated. The closure is likely to cause issues for travelers on 54/400 west of Pratt as the pipeline company responds. Emergency managers say the highway is likely to remain closed through Sunday night, and it should reo...
    • 3rd case of coronavirus reported in U.S.

      Third case of coronavirus confirmed in the United States.

    • Woman killed in crash with Dodge City Police SUV

      A woman is dead after a Dodge City Police SUV crashed into her car at an intersection early Saturday morning. An officer had been dispatched to a "break-in in progress" on 28th Ave just before 5 a.m., according to a press release the department issued late Saturday morning. The police cruiser was heading west on Wyatt Earp, and it crashed into a northbound car at the intersection with Matt Down Lane.

    • Credit: MGN Online

      Woman found dead may be victim of hit-and-run

      Authorities say a woman found dead in southeast Kansas might have been hit by a vehicle. 

    • 2 hurt after driver crashes into KHP trooper's vehicle

      A driver and a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper were hurt in a crash early Saturday morning.

    • Police issue 30 tickets for running red lights at Wichita intersection

      Wichita police say officers issued 30 tickets for running red lights at one of the North Bureau's highest accident locations. 

    • 4 Tax Changes for 2020 That Will Change Your Return

      Alright, we know it’s January. But here’s the thing — it’s never too early to start preparing to do your taxes. The more work you do now to educate yourself about the tax changes for 2020,...