LYONS, Kan. -- A Lyons man has died following a single-car accident Thursday afternoon in Rice County.
The crash happened around 12:40 p.m. on K-14 near Avenue K in Lyons. The Kansas Highway Patrol said 44-year-old James D. Belote was heading south on the highway when his Chevy passenger car veered into a ditch and struck a power pole. The car then traveled 65 feet in the ditch before coming to rest.
Belote was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
The accident remains under investigation.