Kansas man killed in UTV accident

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EUREKA, Kan. — A Kansas man is dead following a UTV accident in Greenwood County.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, Greenwood County sheriff's deputies and EMS, along with Eureka Rescue responded to a report that a utility terrain vehicle had rolled over on someone.

Crews found the scene at R50 Road, about a quarter mile south of 175th Street. They found a Polaris Ranger UTV on top of a man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Larry R. Birkholz of Eureka.

Investigators believe Birkholz was southbound on R50 when he made a u-turn. He went up onto the embankment on the east side of the road and overturned, pinning Birkholz beneath it.

Deputies say Birholz wasn't wearing a safety restraint, and that the accident happened several hours before it was discovered.

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