JULY 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #20-0722
CONTACT: SHERIFF TIM MORSE @ 785-364-2251
Saint George man killed in early morning accident
At 0218 hours the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding an injury accident just south of 254th rd. on K-62 highway south of the town of Soldier. Deputies and first responders arrived and found the 2004 Nissan Maxima rolled over in a rocky ravine on the east side of the highway. The driver, Clifford Joseph Walsh, 30, of Saint George, was entrapped and pronounced deceased on scene. The passenger, Emma Johnston, 17, of Manhattan, was able to free herself and her infant child from the vehicle and made it to a nearby residence to call for assistance. Both were transported to Stormont-Vail by Jackson county EMS with non-life threatening injuries. Agencies that assisted were Soldier Fire Department, Holton Fire Department, PBPN Fire Department and Jackson County EMS. The vehicle had been traveling SB and lost control negotiating the curve.