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Nicholas Blaha sentenced in 2017 K-State hit-and-run

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) - A man convicted of a 2017 hit-and-run that critically injured a K-State student near campus has been sentenced to prison Monday afternoon.

Nicholas Blaha, convicted in April 2018 in a jury trial, applied for probation, but the Riley County judge rejected this request and sentenced him to prison for 20 months.

Blaha hit 21-year-old Amber Wilhelm early in the morning on April 14, 2017, then fled the scene. Wilhelm was crossing Bluemont Avenue in Manhattan when Blaha struck her with his truck.

Police said Wilhelm had stopped in the crosswalk and was bent over while under the influence of alcohol. She was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries but survived the incident.


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