One Person Dead After Rollover Accident North of Emporia

Emporia Gazette – April 20, 2015

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A man is dead early Monday morning after a crash just north of Emporia.

KVOE Radio reports that the accident happened where Kansas Highway 99 connect with Roads 240 and L. It’s unclear when the accident happened, but a deputy on patrol found the scene around 3:15 Monday morning and called rescue crews.

Lyon County Deputy Richard Johnson said a car was northbound on Highway 99 where the road switches from north-south to east-west, linking with Roads 240 at the east end and L at the west end of the curve. The car rolled into a ditch several times, possibly going airborne.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released pending family notification.

kVOE reports the accident marks the second fatality accident in Lyon County in the past five days. Rural Hartford resident Jennifer Bechtel was killed last Wednesday when her car crashed and rolled several times four miles south of Hartford.

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