1 Killed, 6 Injured In NW Kansas Rollover Accident

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

One was killed and six others injured in a rollover accident in northwest Kansas Friday night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on Thomas County Road 23, a few miles northeast of Colby.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Ford pickup was southbound when it failed to make a curve in the road. The truck went into a ditch and then rolled two and a half times. Four of the seven occupants were ejected.

The driver of the pickup, Jance Kruse, 21, of Oakley, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Of the six injured, one is from Oakley, two are from Colorado, two are from Nebraska, and one is from Missouri.

Three were flown from a local hospital to a hospital in Denver. The remaining three were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities say no one in the pickup was wearing a seatbelt. The accident remains under investigation.

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