Friday, January 25, 2013
One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash Thursday night in Smith County.
The accident happened at about 7 p.m. Thursday on 240th Road near Highway 281, about 7 miles south of Smith Center.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet pickup was southbound on 240th when the driver lost control on a curve. The truck slid into a ditch, struck an embankment and came to rest in a field.
The driver, 59-year-old David Beckman of Gaylord, was pronounced dead at the scene.