Ellsworth County fatal accident

By John Wright, Assignment Editor,
Published On: Jan 22 2014 09:18:47 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 01:22:06 AM CST

A Fort Riley soldier died after the car he was driving crashed in Ellsworth County.

It happened  about 12:26 Tuesday on I-70 at the 216 mile marker about 9 miles northwest of Ellsworth.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said 22 year-old Calvin Michalak was traveling in the westbound lanes when for unknown reasons , it enter the center median and struck the concrete bridge pillars.

Troopers said Michalak was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.  He was riding alone and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.