Man dies in accident in Shawnee County

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SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) -

Kansas Highway troopers are reporting a 73-year-old man died after flipping his vehicle in Shawnee County. The accident happened just before 1 a.m. on U-75, five miles north of 57th street.

Troopers report the driver, Harold Poertner, was headed north when his truck went off the road and hit a ditch. Poertner was able to get back on the highway, but over-corrected striking a median and then rolled his truck several times. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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